Brief: Sally Ride To Keynote TCEA

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Sally Ride will deliver the opening keynote address at the annual convention of the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) next week. Ride, a former astronaut and physics professor and current president and CEO of Sally Ride Science, will tackle ongoing issues in K-12 STEM education, including ways in which teachers can encourage students to pursue science in their studies and choice of careers.

Sally Ride was, of course, the first American woman in space. In her keynote, she'll discuss her time at NASA as a shuttle astronaut and "tie these stories to her experience as a scientist and to the need to encourage all students' to pursue their natural interests and abilities in science," according to Sally Ride Science, which released details of her upcoming presentation Monday. "An advocate for improved science education, Ride will also discuss the importance of engaging students in cutting-edge science content and persuading students to think about solutions to today's most pressing issues, such as climate change."

Ride's keynote will be held Feb. 6 at 9 a.m. at the Austin Convention Center. Further information on the conference and about Sally Ride can be found at the links below.

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David Nagel is the executive producer for 1105 Media's online K-12 and higher education publications and electronic newsletters. He can be reached at dnagel@1105media.com. He can now be followed on Twitter at http://twitter.com/THEJournalDave (K-12) or http://twitter.com/CampusTechDave (higher education). You can also connect with him on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=10390192.

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