The White House Office of Public Engagement, the Department of Labor and the Department of Education are partnering to honor individuals doing great work in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to increase opportunities in education and employment in those fields. The program is called Champions of Change, and the White House is seeking nominations from across the country to identify these individuals. Nominations are open now through midnight on April 7.
The Champions of Change program will highlight stories and examples from citizens across the country that represent the White House’s vision of excellence in innovation and education that outpace the rest of the world with projects and initiatives that advance their communities. Each week, OPE will host an event to honor those who are “Winning the Future,” and inspire and empower other members of their communities. Attendees of the events will include Agency representatives and White House Policy Offices.
The program is seeking people whose work includes:
- Hiring people with disabilities in STEM fields
- Making STEM materials accessible for people with disabilities
- Advancing educational opportunities for people with disabilities in STEM
- Promoting STEM opportunities for people with disabilities
- Developing programs or initiatives that change attitudes about STEM for people with disabilities
- Inventing STEM products for people with disabilities
Nominate a CEC special educator by clicking here. Nominations close at midnight on April 7.