Miss America 2012 Laura Kaeppeler Aims to Innovate and Educate at the First Annual U.S. News STEM Solutions Summit!
Miss America 2012 Laura Kaeppeler will be participating in the upcoming U.S. News STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Solutions Summit, today and tomorrow.
The Summit will be the first event of its kind bringing together major players to work towards a competitive STEM workforce. Taking place on a national stage, the Summit has a lineup of top speakers ranging from educators, technology experts, policymakers, business executives, government officials, and community leaders.
Also for the first time, U.S. News STEM Solutions brings together youth delegations to participate in the Summit so they can actively engage in creating solutions.
As Miss America 2012, Laura encourages women to pursue a college education and focus interests in the arts, as well as STEM education.
Along with the Miss America Organization, she supports and targets female students who are currently underrepresented in STEM professions. Laura will be a speaker in the Summit’s session on “Leading by Example: The Need for STEM Mentors.” She will also be a keynote speaker at the Innovate+Educate Youth Summit, where she will speak on the importance of the youth voice in STEM education.
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The Miss America Organization is one of the nation’s leading achievement programs and the world’s largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women. Last year, the Miss America Organization and its state and local organizations made available more than $45 million in cash and scholarship assistance. Website: www.missamerica.org