The Langenberg Lecture SeriesA Forum for America's Visionaries
The Langenberg Lecture on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education
Featuring: Dr. Uri Treisman,Director of the Dana Center at the University of Texas
On April 22, 2009, P. Uri Treisman, University of Texas at Austin professor of mathematics and director of the Charles A. Dana Center, presented the 2009 Langenberg Lecture: Perspectives on Education, before an audience of approximately 300 people at the Marriott Inn and Conference Center at UMUC. Treisman is a renowned advocate of education and education access. He described his work in creating UT-Austin's U-TEACH program, which enables STEM majors to become highly qualified teachers within the same timeframe as their major by integrating education courses into science and mathematics curricula.
The Lecture served as a kickoff for the USM Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Symposium. The Symposium brought together System education faculty and staff, as well as educators, researchers and policy makers from across the state and beyond, to discuss the challenges associated with effectively teaching STEM subjects. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan presented the new administration's priorities with respect to teacher recruitment and retention, as well as educational access and attainment.Click the link to view photos and videos from the event: