Arctic science as a vehicle for STEM Education and Citizen Empowerment.
Organized by the Arctic Research Consortium of the United States (ARCUS), Arctic Portal, Woods Hole Research Center, Arctic 21, the PoLAR Partnership, the Consortium for Ocean Leadership, the EDU-ARCTIC consortium, the Arctic Science Ministerial Side-Event will take place in Washington, th D.C. on the morning of September 27 at the ARCUS Washington DC office.
On the forum, experts will discuss how Arctic research can be used to empower Northerners who are living on the front lines of climate change, as well as ways to encourage young people to pursue careers in the ever increasingly important fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
Following an opening keynote from Mark Brzezinski, Executive Director of the U.S. Government's Arctic Executive Steering Committee, the event will feature two panel discussions with experts on education, scientific research and leaders from Arctic communities. The first one will focus on the Arctic science as a vehicle to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics among young people. The second panel discussion will focus on empowering Arctic communities through research and education.
The entire event will be live streamed for those unable to attend in person.
More infromation can be found on the ARCUS web-site.