Inaugural STEM Summit Hosted by Odessa College

Odessa, Texas/June 16, 2023-The Permian Strategic Partnership and the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation recently hosted the first ever STEM Summit at Odessa College. Approximately 80 Educators from across the Permian Basin and West Texas engaged in professional development at OC. 

(Janice Hicks, Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness-Odessa College/Odessa, Texas) 

The STEM Summit provided teachers from 22 counties in the Permian Basin with hands on training and valuable networking opportunities. Teachers that participated in the STEM Summit were eligible to earn continuing education credits. 

(Janice Hicks, Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness-Odessa College/Odessa, Texas) 

In late September of 2022 Cal Ripken, Jr., American Former Major League Baseball player for the Baltimore Orioles from 1981 to 2001, representing the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation and representatives with the Permian Strategic Partnership provided a STEM Kit for a teacher and her classroom students at Pease Elementary School in Odessa, Texas. 

(Cal Ripken, Jr., American Former Baseball Player/Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation) 

The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation in partnership with the Permian Strategic Partnership, has a 5-year plan to bring STEM Centers to 134 schools in the Permian Basin. 

(Joe Rossow, Sr. Vice President of STEM Innovation & Outcome Measurements-CAL RIPKEN, SR.-Baltimore, MD) 

The goal of the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation is to put the STEM program in middle schools and High School. 

For DRB Media Communications Digital News, Danny Barrera. 

Author: Danny Barrera

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