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Jul 21, 2015   |   NHBR

STEM task force revived

Gov. Maggie Hassan is re-establishing a task force on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education to oversee the implementation of an earlier group’s recommendations.

Joseph Helble
Dean Helble will serve on Gov. Maggie Hassan's task force on STEM education

Community College System of New Hampshire Chancellor Ross Gittell will serve as chairman again. Other task force members are: Eric Feldborg, the Department of Education’s STEM director; Brian Blake, Superintendent of Sanborn Regional School District; Barbara Couch, President, Hope Foundation at Hypertherm Inc.; Manchester Alderman Joyce Craig; Susan D’Agostino, associate professor of math at Southern New Hampshire University; Robert Hallowell, Nashua Board of Education; Leslie McRobie, director-at-large at New Hampshire Science Teachers’ Association; Joseph J. Helble, dean of the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth; Sally Jean, associate professor analytical chemistry and chemical education at Keene State College; Annie Wallace, math specialist at Hampstead Middle School,; Jeremy Hitchcock, CEO and chairman of Dyn; Buck Beaudoin, senior vice president and creative director at Mad*Pow; Todd Lamarque, principal at Lancaster Elementary School; Palligarnai Vasudevan, professor of chemical engineering and the interim provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of New Hampshire; Lauren Provost, research assistant professor at UNH STEM Discovery Lab; Chris Dodge, director of Salem Career and Technical Education Center; and Katie Brissette, deputy director of Spark NH.

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