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Representatives from National and State Departments of Education to Visit Campus - 6/4/2008

On Thursday, June 12, Kristine Cohn, the senior official for Region V for the United States Department of Education, and Dr. Suellen Reed, Indiana superintendent of public instruction, will visit the Marian College campus.

One of the main focuses of the U.S. Department of Education is to improve student achievement in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics areas, and Cohn and Reed will learn more about the Indiana Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (I-STEM) Resource Network and Marian College’s involvement in the partnership.

Cohn and Reed will visit the Life Science Education Center (LSEC) at 2:30 p.m. and see the Summer Math and Science Teacher Workshop taking place that day on campus. There, they will meet Marian College faculty members, interact with elementary educators, and experience first-hand the interactive activities these workshops teach to spark young students' enthusiasm for math and science.

Summer Math and Science Teacher Workshops are central to Marian College’s commitment to improving math and science education by providing Indiana teachers with new knowledge and resources to take back to their classrooms. Teachers that participate in the workshops:

  • increase their knowledge in the areas of biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics;
  • learn hands-on activities they can use in their classrooms;
  • network with other teachers and share techniques and ideas;
  • visit science and math-related businesses and community resources.

Marian College faculty and award-winning Indiana educators facilitate teacher workshops, and by educating teachers of all levels, the workshops serve as a powerful means to maximize impact on teaching and learning in Indiana classrooms and improve student achievement in math and science.

In addition to teacher workshops, the college also offers Summer Math and Science Camps for students. The camps are interactive and hands-on, and seek to make math and science interesting and relevant for students.

For more information on the teacher workshops and student camps, contact Janice Hicks Slaughter at or 317.524.7701.