As a response to the shortage of teachers qualified to teach STEM subjects, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Worcester, MA has plans to create a center dedicated to STEM education. “The STEM Education Center at WPI will engage and empower K-12 STEM educators and help them to do the critically important job of fostering the next generation of scientists and engineers who will help solve some of the greatest challenges facing our world,” said Dr. Martha Cyr, who will be the center's executive director. “Our nation and our world are relying on these teachers and their students, and WPI is dedicated to helping them succeed.” The center will focus on three primary areas: Certification and Degree Programs, Professional Development Workshops, and Integration of Research on Teaching and Learning.
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