STEM Education Advisory Panel (Committee)
The role of the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education Advisory Panel (Committee) is to provide advice and recommendations to the Committee on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education (CoSTEM), assess CoSTEM’s progress in carrying out responsibilities related to the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act, and help identify need or opportunity to update the Federal STEM Education 5-Year Strategic Plan.
The STEM Education Advisory Panel (Committee) was established on October 18, 2017, under the authority of the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act (Public Law 114-329; Section 303(b)) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (“FACA”) of 1972 (5 U.S.C, Appendix 2, as amended).
The National Science Foundation (NSF), the Department of Education, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration selected members for the panel from academic institutions, nonprofit organizations, and industry, including in-school, out-of-school, and informal education practitioners; these individuals will provide advice and information on STEM education research, development, training, implementation, interventions, professional development or workforce needs or concerns. Members may serve on the panel (committee) for up to a three-year term. Advisory panel (committee) meetings will be held twice a year.
The inaugural STEM Education Advisory Panel meeting was held on Wednesday, September 12, 2018.