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3M affirms support for GLOBE and STEM education at annual partner meeting luncheon

L to r: Cynthia Kleven, 3M; Tony Murphy, St. Kate’s; Ming-Ying Wei, NASA; Betty Hawk, 3M; Jill Karsten, NSF; Hannah Mauriello, GLOBE Program; Christos Michalapoulos, NOAA.
L to r: Cynthia Kleven, 3M; Tony Murphy, St. Kate’s; Ming-Ying Wei, NASA; Betty Hawk, 3M; Jill Karsten, NSF; Hannah Mauriello, GLOBE Program; Christos Michalapoulos, NOAA.
Photo by Julie Michener.

Betty Hawk, a 3M vice president and general manager, was keynote speaker at the 16th GLOBE annual partner meeting jointly held at St. Catherine University and Crowne Plaza Hotel in Bloomington.

Hawk addressed the group at Crowne Plaza on the second morning of the GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment) meeting, which also featured a science review update from John McLaughlin, of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and and a discussion of GLOBE program management led by Dixon Butler, former program director.

The National Center for STEM Elementary Education at St. Catherine University is partnering with the GLOBE Program to host its 16th annual partner meeting. 3M is the presenting sponsor and the National Science Foundation is the major sponsor of the meeting.

 The meeting is one of the few events worldwide that brings together a global network of scientists, K-12 students and teachers to engage in best practices, knowledge sharing, professional development and training related to science and education.

During her keynote address, Hawk discussed sustainability at 3M and affirmed the company’s ongoing support for GLOBE and STEM education. Hawk, who oversees the 3M Materials Resource Division, also surprised each attendee with a 3M Camcorder Projector.

They were urged to utilize the high-definition camcorders during science experiment (protocols) training on the St. Kate’s campus Wednesday and Thursday. GLOBE staff urged attendees to share their videos and said they would use a selection of them on the GLOBE YouTube Channel and other social media sites.

The annual meeting has attracted more than 120 science educators and students from 25 countries and 22 states. The meeting concludes Friday. 

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July 17, 2012 by Julie Michener

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