Montreat College will host a free science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) workshop for local middle school teachers on June 23-25. The workshop is the result of a collaboration between the Montreat College Cybersecurity Program and NICERC, the education division of the federally funded Cyber Innovation Center.

According the President’s Council of Advisors on Science & Technology February 2012 report to President Obama, “The nation will require approximately one million more science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) professionals than what will be produced at current rates over the next decade.” And these kinds of predictions will necessitate a greater focus on these fields in both middle school and high school.

“This is a wonderful professional development opportunity for local teachers,” said Montreat College Cybersecurity Department Chair Dr. Jeff Teo. “The goal of the workshop is to assist and help equip local middle school teachers to incorporate engineering, music, coding, and cybersecurity concepts using STEM curriculum.”

Montreat College’s STEM EDA Workshop for Middle School Teachers will take place on June 23-25 on the Montreat College campus. Register at www.NICERC.org/Montreat. All questions about the workshop can be directed to Dr. Jeff Teo: jteo@montreat.edu.