this village, has an extraordinary opportunity to change students’ lives. An opportunity to improve our country. Will it be easy? Of course not. Will we have to overcome obstacles? Absolutely. But united this village can change the course that we are on and figure out how to overcome these obstacles and sustain quality science, technology, engineering, and mathematics programs, our future. After all, we all want the same things: teachers and students, this nation’s future, with the knowledge and skills to compete in this ever-changing world.

We are here today to turn ideas into action…. We need to take our science education system to the next level, to the level that will help us to be responsive to our future needs.

—Jacqueline Dorrance

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