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Project Tomorrow at the California STEM Symposium

This year’s California STEM Symposium takes place from October 29 to October 30, 2015 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Now in it’s third year, the California STEM Symposium continues to improve STEM instruction by defining the “how” or how to teach and integrate STEM subject matter and how to make it relevant and engaging for all students, as well as connect teachers and organizations that are working to build tomorrow’s STEM workforce with like-minded partners and resources.

Project Tomorrow is excited to host two sessions at this year’s event! If you are attending this year’s symposium, be sure to mark your calendars for the following sessions:

The Gender Divide and Digital Learning in STEM Fields
Thursday, October 29
9:40am to 10:55 am
Room 206B
Presented by Ann McMullan, Project Tomorrow Consultant

Speak Up Project Research annually demonstrates the connection between gender differences in students’ use of digital resources for learning, and how girls want to use technology to explore STEM fields. This session will review the latest CA Speak Up results and discuss promising practices for erasing gender divides in learning.

Recruiting the Next Generation of STEM Teachers Through YouthTEACH2Learn
Thursday, October 29
3:30pm to 4:45pm
Room 207C
Presented by Gregory Nicholson, Director of Advancement, Project Tomorrow

YouthTEACH2Learn is a high school class teaching students how to develop and teach mathematics and science lessons to elementary students. Presenters share the experiences of students, past and present, and review seven years of research on this program’s impact on student interest and motivation to pursue STEM teaching careers.

Are you attending this year’s California STEM Symposium? If so, let us know. We look forward to seeing you there!

Press release: Gregory Nicholson Hired as Project Tomorrow Director of Advancement

For Immediate Release:
October 1, 2014

Amber Taylor
Gregory Nicholson Hired as
Project Tomorrow Director of Advancement
Irvine, Calif. Gregory Nicholson has been hired as Project Tomorrow’s new Director of Advancement. This is a new position at the national education nonprofit organization. In this role, Nicholson will be responsible for securing the resources to help Project Tomorrow achieve its mission through fund as well as partnership development. 
“Greg is a wonderful addition to our team at an exciting time of growth for our organization,” said Julie Evans, CEO of Project Tomorrow. “So much of our work is based on relationships and collaborations with schools, businesses, foundations and organizations across the country. We look forward to the new partnerships he will help cultivate as we continue our work as a leading STEM education and information source.”
Previously, Nicholson was Assistant Director at the Cotsen Foundation for the ART of TEACHING in Los Angeles (CA) where he was responsible for the recruitment of districts, schools, and teachers into the ART of TEACHING program, as well as communications and partnerships.  In that role, he co-founded the Mathematics Leadership Corps, an education reform collaborative in Southern California to promote improved teaching and learning in mathematics throughout the Culver City school district.   
“During my career, I have worked on both the foundation and nonprofit sides and have developed many successful collaborations in the education community,” said Nicholson. “I am thrilled to be joining an organization with such a successful track record, and I look forward to bringing my experience to support the mission of Project Tomorrow. Project Tomorrow understands that communities are more powerful when they work together to advance teaching and learning – and that such collaboration is essential to achieving our society’s goals for STEM education.”
Nicholson holds a doctorate in English Literature from Michigan State University, where he was a University Distinguished Fellow and the author of the university’s decennial re-accreditation report. Prior to graduate school he worked in non-profit management in social services and education. He was graduated magna cum laude from Dartmouth College.
About Project Tomorrow
Project Tomorrow® is the nation’s leading education nonprofit organization dedicated to the empowerment of student voices in education. We believe that by supporting the innovative uses of science, math and technology resources in our K-12 schools and communities, students will develop the critical thinking, problem solving and creativity skills needed to compete and thrive in the 21st century. We approach our mission through national research projects, the development of innovative career exploration projects in schools and communities, online tools and resources for students, teachers and parents, and national and regional advocacy efforts. Learn more at www.tomorrow.org