Science Literacy

Mar 14, 2017


There has been a growing emphasis in encouraging young people to pursue STEM fields, yet both students and adults often have only a passing understanding and interest in science—from social sciences to physics to medicine.  How can we build “science literacy” and passion throughout our society?

Guests:  Kate Dickerson, Maine Science Festival director

Ruth Lyons, Gifted and Talented Coordinator for RSU #22 (Hampden, Winterport, Newburgh, and Frankfort). She has a PhD in Educational Psychology, concentrating in Gifted Education and Educational Leadership.

Susan MacKay, founder and CEO of Cera Helix in Orono, a company that offers energy-efficient filtration technology. She has a PhD in Chemistry.