A science teacher at Lincoln Middle School was one of 50 educators across the country selected to take part in a week-long immersion program to introduce teachers to the cutting edge of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Marianna O’Brien will spend a week at the Siemens STEM Institute, an all-expenses-paid program that promotes integration of those four critical educational elements into the classroom.

The institute will take place in August at the Discovery Communications headquarters, just outside Washington, D.C. Discovery Communications is responsible for television networks like the Discovery Channel and Animal Planet.

It will bring educators into contact with scientists and innovators who are pushing the boundaries of their respective fields and take them on field trips to leading institutions where fellows will observe real-world applications of STEM subject matter.

The goal is to empower teachers like O’Brien to bring what they learn back to their own classrooms.


— Ashley Archibald

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