U.S. News Announces STEM Leadership Hall of Fame
Award Winners

Washington, D.C.U.S. News & World Report is delighted to announce the winners of the 2013 U.S. News STEM Leadership Hall of Fame Awards. The five honorees were chosen from a group of outstanding nominees representing the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. “All of these award winners have not only been pioneers in their own disciplines but also have helped lead the national effort to better prepare students and workers in the STEM fields,” says U.S. News Editor Brian Kelly.

The Hall of Fame recipients will be honored in a special ceremony at the U.S. News STEM Solutions 2013 National Conference, scheduled for June 17-19, 2013, in Austin, Texas. Some 2,500 educators, scientists, business executives, nonprofit heads, government officials and other leaders will be assembling at this annual forum to focus on the theme “Teach-Inspire-Hire,” a call to action designed to help further propel improvements in STEM education and workforce development across the United States.

The 2013 U.S. News STEM Leadership Hall of Fame honorees are:

Dan Arvizu, Ph.D., Director and Chief Executive, National Renewable Energy Laboratory; Chairman, National Science Board
Sylvia Earle, Ph.D., Explorer-in-Residence, National Geographic Society
Irwin M. Jacobs, Sc.D., Founding Chairman and CEO Emeritus, Qualcomm
Lucy Sanders, CEO and Co-founder, National Center for Women & Information Technology
Charles M. Vest, Ph.D., President, National Academy of Engineering; President Emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The awards ceremony will take place on Wednesday, June 19, from 12:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. at the Austin Convention Center, and includes a luncheon and panel discussion with the honorees. Ray Almgren, Vice President of Corporate Marketing, National Instruments, will introduce the awardees. “NI gives students fun, hands-on experiences by using interactive robotics platforms as a way to teach engineering fundamentals, such as mechanics, electronics, and software programming,” says Eric Starkloff, Senior Vice President of Marketing of National Instruments. “We are excited to partner with U.S. News STEM Solutions—it’s an excellent forum to highlight the people, organizations and programs that fuel innovation and discovery among youth and inspire them to pursue careers in engineering and science.”

U.S. News STEM Solutions—The National Conference was created to foster collaboration among those working to advance the agenda for national change in STEM education, policy, and workforce development. For up-to-date information, visit www.USNewsSTEMSolutions.com. Connect with U.S. News STEM Solutions on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+.

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