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State STEM Reports State STEM 2014 (R&D STEM & Data) Report cards to help illustrate the importance of scientific research to state and local economies, job growth, innovation, our standard of living, and national security.


A SYNERGY MOMENT: ASTRA & Partners Champion PGCPS "Great by Choice" Campaign

ASTRA, PBS, the Global NetGeneration of Youth convened with officials of the Prince George's County (MD) Public School System on June 11 and formed a commitment to cultivate youth as "21st Century media literate, STEM-enabled learners and leaders" by training student journalists for the PBS News Hour. ASTRA's involvement in the PBS student journalism program is part of its commitment to the Prince George's County, Maryland Public School System's (PGCPS) "Great by Choice" Campaign.

Front row (l-r): PBS News Hour Team: Katie Gould, Thai DaSilva and Leah Clapman; Top row (l-r) PGCPS' Anita Lambert, ASTRA Executive Director Dr. Robert S. Boege, PGCPS' Dr. Kara Libby, ASTRA's Dr. Ronnie Lowenstein who also represents the Global NetGeneration of Youth, PGCPS' Alison Hanks-Sloan, and PCCPS' Pam Smith.

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