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The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center Commits Support to U.S. News & World Report for the 2015 STEM Solutions Conference

June 03, 2015

San Diego, CA--The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center is proud to announce its relationship with U.S. News & World Report to promote the fourth annual U.S. News STEM Solutions in San Diego, June 29 through July 1, 2015. This powerful collaboration marries the strengths of both organizations to address a very real and immediate challenge facing the U.S. today: the shortage of American workers to fill the nearly 3 million jobs requiring skills in science, technology, engineering and math.


Each year, the highly regarded national U.S. News STEM Solutions conference unites 1,500 of the brightest minds in industry, education and government--business leaders, scientists, technology experts, nonprofit organizers, policymakers and educators--to work together toward establishing a self-sustaining STEM workforce for the future. This year, the content is particularly focused on illuminating a path towards new, self-sustaining ways to teach, inspire and hire a workforce that includes women, minorities, disadvantaged youth, veterans and all of tomorrow's aspiring STEM professionals.


The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center is ideally positioned to bring attention to the STEM pipeline challenge and help address the shortage of skilled workers to fill U.S. STEM jobs. The mission of the Fleet Science Center is to further the public understanding and enjoyment of science. Through their Science To Go program, the Fleet Science Center brings many educational science programs, such as Weather Watchers, Chemistry Concepts or Energy Explorers, to schools who want to experience the Fleet but may find bus transportation fees for field trips challenging.


As a key member of the STEM community in San Diego and California, the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center is a well-recognized local leader on the topic of STEM and workforce development. The Fleet serves more than 400,000 people a year.


U.S. News & World Report is enthusiastically welcoming the group's involvement. "We are so proud that Reuben H. Fleet Science Center is committing its support, voice and resources towards addressing one of the most pressing issues facing America's economic future.  We respect and admire Reuben H. Fleet Science Center's work and look forward to their contributions to the Conference in San Diego," said Brian Kelly, Chief Content Officer at U.S. News & World Report.


To learn more about how you can help shape our nation's future by participating in U.S. News STEM Solutions, visit www.USNewsSTEMSolutions.com.


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About U.S. News STEM Solutions


The National Leadership Conference is a mission-critical event focused on the shortage of science, technology, engineering and math skills in the American workforce. Produced by U.S. News & World Report, it brings the issue onto the national stage and assembles major corporations, leading educators, top policymakers and education technology companies in order to create the collective impact needed to fill jobs now and advance the future STEM workforce. In 2015, the conference is held June 29 - July 1 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California. For more information and to register, visit www.usnewsstemsolutions.com


About the Fleet Science Center:

The Fleet Science Center connects people of all ages to the possibilities and power of science to create a better future. At the science center, you can explore and investigate more than 100 interactive exhibits that pique your curiosity and become immersed in an IMAX film adventure that shows the wonders of the planet--and beyond--in the Eugene Heikoff and Marilyn Jacobs Heikoff Giant Dome Theater. For young science enthusiasts, the Fleet offers science workshops both at the Fleet and at schools throughout San Diego County. For adults, we offer events like Suds & Science and Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar™ at locations all over San Diego. We support communities by leveraging science resources to meet local needs. Teachers are encouraged to join our Teacher Partner Program and take advantage of our professional development opportunities. Additionally, at the Fleet Science Center, visitors will find unique educational toys and games, books, IMAX DVDs and more in the North Star Science Store, and pizzas, sandwiches, salads and healthy treats in our Craveology cafe. Located in Balboa Park, at 1875 El Prado, two blocks south of the San Diego Zoo on Park Blvd., the Fleet is San Diego's science center. Science starts here and opens a world of possibility. For information regarding current admission prices, visit our website at fleetscience.org.
About Balboa Park:
Located near downtown San Diego, Balboa Park is the largest urbancultural park in the United States. First established by the City of San Diego in 1868, it is also one of the oldest city parks in the nation and is the most visited single destination in San Diego. Its 1,200 acres include 17 museums, many gardens and attractions, the San Diego Zoo, miles of hiking trails, and multiple athletic complexes to explore and discover. For more information, visit balboapark.org.