Today, in coordination with the U.S. Embassy in Turkmenistan, American teacher and researcher Ms. Karen Peterson begins a week-long program promoting youth involvement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). From February 29 to March 4, Ms. Peterson will run workshops at two secondary schools – Ashgabat Secondary School #6 and Ruhnama Secondary School – and hold a series of presentations, workshops, and conversation groups at the Embassy’s Information Resource Center (IRC), according to the schedule below.
Karen A. Peterson is the Chief Executive Officer for the National Girls Collaborative and Principal Investigator for the National Girls Collaborative Project (NGCP). The NGCP seeks to maximize access to shared resources for organizations interested in expanding girls’ participation in STEM. Currently, the NGCP has a nation-wide network in the United States serving 18.5 million girls and 7.9 million boys. Ms. Peterson has over 25 years of experience in education as a classroom teacher, university instructor, teacher educator, program administrator, and researcher.
The following events will take place at the Embassy’s Information Resource Center and are free and open to the public:
Monday, February 29
15:00 – 16:00 Presentation: “What is STEM?”
16:00 – 17:00 Hands-on Workshop
Tuesday, March 1
16:00 – 17:00 Roundtable: “Best Universities, Scholarships, and Career Options in STEM”
17:00 – 18:00 Hands-on Workshop
Wednesday, March 2
15:00 – 16:00 English Conversation Group on STEM
Thursday, March 3
17:00 – 18:00 Women’s History Month Presentation: “Women’s Achievements in STEM”
Friday, March 4
12:00 – 13:00 English Conversation Group on STEM
For more information about this program, please contact the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Ashgabat at 47-35-06 (ext. 1) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.