STEM Education

The DuPage United effort to expand STEM (science, technology, engineering, & math) and vocational education in DuPage County was introduced at the Dec. 12 Manufacturers’ Round Table. This initiative is led by Kathy Wessel, a retired educator with 33 years experience in K-12 education who served 12 years on the board of trustees at College of DuPage, 5 of those years as Chair of the Board and Mary Anne Buckman who's background includes managing career centers in a community college and other higher ed settings, contracting with companies for career development of their employees, and providing career counseling in the not-for-profit sector. The goal of this new team is to actively improve the image of technology jobs in manufacturing among students, residents,teachers, administrators and counselors in the K-12 system.