Hockaday, via Facebook

Hockaday, via Facebook

For a prosperous future, study science. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, those with degrees in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) earn more on average than liberal arts types. A fat paycheck is always nice, but it’s even better when you love what you do. Unfortunately, not many kids love science, so they grow up to pursue less lucrative careers. The Perot Museum of Nature and Science hopes to change that.

On July 13, it unveiled the Kosmos Energy STEM Teacher Institute, which will equip educators with everything they need to make science fun. Intensive, weeklong classes are currently underway in our neighborhood at The Hockaday School Lyda Hill STEM Institute. After completing training, teachers will receive mentoring throughout the year and have the opportunity to attend a handful of professional development workshops. Thanks to Kosmos Energy, the program is free for those accepted.

“Based upon teachers’ innate love of teaching and their passion for inspiring students, we wanted to give them an opportunity to do that with respect to science and math,” Colleen Walker, Eugene McDermott chief executive officer of the Perot Museum says. “This extraordinary gift from Kosmos Energy will have long-lasting effects that will change the lives – and future careers – of both teachers and young people.”

For more about this initiative click here.



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