STEM and LIteracy in Education (SLICE) in Johnson City at the 2018 ETSU STEM Conference
You may be asking: What is SLICE?
I would like to invite you to watch a SLICE Video (less than 3 minutes).
The SLICE is about CONNECTIONS! Connections between educators, students and professionals. Connections between different knowledge domains we want to teach and share with students. It is a story about how the SLICE partnership can connect with you.
Partners of the SLICE project include: 15 school districts in Northeast Tennessee: Hawkins (Lead), Bristol, Carter, Cocke, Elizabethton, Greene, Greeneville, Johnson City, Johnson County, Kingsport, Newport, Rogersville, Sullivan, Unicoi and Washington; six business partners: Ballad Health, Cooper Standard, Domtar, Eastman, Nuclear Fuel Services and TRW Automobile; ETSU Clemmer College of Education, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Graduate Studies; and Northeast Tennessee Innovation STEM Hub.
Grant funding supported by Tennessee Department of Education and Tennessee Higher Education Commission
T.W.I.ST.E.R. - Tennessee Women in STEM Education and Research
How do we encourage young women to consider STEM fields, either in research or education?
We had a Million Women Mentor Luncheon and Information Meeting on November 21, 2014 at the Carnegie Hotel in Johnson City, TN. Many faculty, staff, graduate students, and community partners attended and shared their ideas for launching a mentoring program housed at E.T.S.U.
To address the inequality of opportunity for young women in STEM fields, we need successful female role models so that young women see people like them as STEM professionals in a predominately male field. Recent surveys report that 18 million US children currently "want and need a mentor, but only 3 million have one." This must change.
ETSU Million Women Mentor program is diligently working to bring about this change in our area.