Veazie teacher one of 50 teachers nationwide chosen for STEM program

Posted April 10, 2013, at 4:58 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — Lauree Gott, a teacher for grades six through eight at Veazie Community School, is one of 50 middle and high school teachers in the United States recently selected to take part in the Siemens STEM Institute fellowship program in August.

Gott is considered to be among the teachers who can bring cutting edge science, technology, engineering and mathematics education to their schools. The weeklong program — slated for Aug. 4-9 just outside Washington, D.C., at Discovery Communications — will expose educators to leading scientists and innovators whose work across STEM disciplines shape and define today’s world, according to a news release about the selection.

There will be guest speakers, field trips to leading institutions to observe practical applications of STEM subject matter, and networking opportunities.

Participants are expected to return to their classrooms as leaders to help change the way STEM subjects are taught.

For more information on the STEM Institute program, visit www.siemensstemacademy.com.

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