SAN ANTONIO, Tex. (PRWEB) April 11, 2013
William F. Weber, vice president, DuPont Protection Technologies, North America, told more than 200 science educators and science education leaders that they are a key to developing future innovators of advanced protection materials. Weber was the keynote speaker at a dinner hosted by DuPont at the Alamo during the National Science Teacher Association (NSTA) Convention, April 11 to 14 in San Antonio, Tex.
With the evening’s theme, “Through Science – Finding Solutions that Safeguard Life and the Environment,” the dinner celebrated the contributions of science teachers around the country and efforts to engage and educate youth in science, technology, engineering, mathematic (STEM) solutions for the world’s many challenges.
“As the world’s population increases, one of our greatest challenges in the coming decades will be to adequately protect the world we share,” said Weber. “Working with customers, governments, academia and others, DuPont is collaborating on advanced materials, technologies and consulting solutions that will help ensure the protection of life and help safeguard our environment. But it will take many energized scientists and engineers to develop those innovations and sustainable solutions,” he added.
DuPont recognized the contributions of teachers and organizations that embody the training required and the enthusiasm necessary to help students flourish in science-related fields.
Teachers Sponsored: DuPont sponsors more than 70 science teachers to NSTA’s annual convention. Sponsored teachers came from middle schools and high schools in 19 towns and cities where DuPont has manufacturing facilities. Others came in joint sponsorship with th
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