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Posted May 23, 2011

Spotlight on Education Examines Outlook for Tomorrow’s STEM Careers

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Women and Minorities Underrepresented in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Fields Women are slightly more than half of U.S. residents, and projections show minorities will become half of the U.S. population by 2050. So why are both women and minorities still underrepresented in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) careers ? Alabama viewers will have a chance to discuss this disparity with experts in education this Thursday evening, May 26, at 7 p.m. as Alabama Public Television presents “Spotlight on Education.” Producer/Host Rhonda Colvin with guests Brenda Terry, executive director of Alabama Mathematics, Science and Technology Education Coalition; Marilyn Lewis, education specialist with Will Technology; and Shannon Parks, education administrator at the Alabama Dept. of Education take a look at programs in the state focused on changing the statistics by sparking student interest in these fields early. Viewers are invited to join the conversation by calling the one-hour program 1-866-552-0025 toll free or e-mail questions prior to the program at spotlightoneducation@aptv.org. About Alabama Public Television Alabama Public Television, the nation’s first statewide educational television network, served as a model for other statewide public broadcasting networks in the U.S. and abroad. Affiliated with the Public Broadcasting System, APT retains its educational mission by serving as a seven-day-a-week educational resource for every child and adult in Alabama through online services, digital television programming on three statewide channels, Emmy Award-winning documentary production and outreach activities. For more information about APT and its services, visit www.aptv.org. # # #

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