#BigBeacon Twitter chat – Apr 27 – Accelerating Student Technology Invention & Innovation for Scalable Impact
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NAPE CEO Mimi Lufkin will lead a discussion about equity and access in STEM as a guest host of the Big Beacon Twitter Chat on Wednesday, September 11, 2013, at 8 PM ET. The weekly #BigBeacon Twitter Chat is a time when educators, professionals, and students alike come together to discuss topics, explore ideas, and build community around the common goal of transforming engineering education. Look for hashtag #BigBeacon every Wednesday at 8 pm EST.
UPDATE 9/18/2013 Read the Storify Transcript/Summary of the Twitter Chat here.
Mimi Lufkin has more than 30 years of experience as an educator and as an administrator of local and state-level projects in California and Pennsylvania. Mimi’s career in education began in 1979 when she was employed as a high school agricultural education teacher in California. From 1979 to 1994, she was a teacher educator, an executive director of a women’s microenterprise development agency, and the director of development for a community college. In 1994, Mimi moved to Pennsylvania and became NAPE’s executive director. In this capacity she reviews and analyzes federal legislation, conducts professional development activities, and provides technical assistance to state and local educational agencies focused on best practices for serving special population students. Mimi received a B.S. in animal science from University of California, Davis, an M.S. in agricultural sciences from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, and an M.A. in educational administration from St. Mary’s College.
The Big Beacon is a Movement to Transform Engineering Education. An Illinois not-for-profit corporation, Big Beacon was organized to catalyze a global social movement to transform engineering education. The Big Beacon connects dots among individuals and organizations to collaboratively disrupt the status quo, thereby bringing about change to align engineering education (and by association K-12 STEM education) with the creativity imperative of our times. Read the Big Beacon Manifesto at http://bigbeacon.org.