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Norwin School District science, technology summit set for spring

| Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012

Norwin School District will host its first Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, or STEM, Education Summit this spring.

The district said it will bring together business and education partners to share ideas about encouraging students to become creative and innovative problem solvers, researchers, engineers and designers.

The event will be from 8:30 a.m. to noon March 12, and it's open to any Westmoreland or Allegheny County teacher or administrator.

Registration is free and due by Feb. 27 at www.norwinsd.org/StemSummit.

The summit will feature a keynote speaker and a panel discussion about the importance of STEM education, including representatives from local businesses.

The summit will wrap up with several 30-minute and hourlong sessions to discuss education methods.

Educators and STEM organizations are invited to submit proposals to lead the breakout sessions. Proposals are due by Feb. 27 by e-mail to tmcnelly@norwinsd.org or online at www.norwinsd.org/StemSummit .

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