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NYU Steinhardt Hosts STEM Education Expo; Shines Light on Innovative & Accessible Learning Tools for Teaching STEM in Underserved Schools, May 8

May 7, 2013

EVENT: Sponsored by New York University, the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, and the Jhumki Basu Foundation, this middle and high school student science fair will gather students and teachers from more than 50 New York City public schools, as well as researchers, policy makers, and leading educational, governmental, non-profit, and corporate organizations, to share innovative teaching methods for underserved schools. For full event details, visit:

The Jhumki Basu Foundation is named in honor of Jhumki Basu, late NYU Steinhardt professor of science education. The mission of the Foundation is to carry Basu’s legacy forward and build on her vision and passion to achieve equity in science education.

The event will also feature the launch of Basu’s biographical text "Mission to Teach: The Life and Legacy of a Revolutionary Educator," written by her father, Dipak Basu.

“NYU Steinhardt is honored to co-host the Sci-Ed Expo for the fourth year and to partner with the Jhumki Basu Foundation in advancing STEM education in New York City schools,” said NYU Steinhardt Dean Mary Brabeck. “This year we are pleased to celebrate the release of Mission to Teach, which captures Jhumki’s indomitable spirit and reminds us of the importance of this national cause.”

WHEN: Wednesday, May 8, 2013; 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Teacher workshops: 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Expo: 2:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Book Launch: 4:00 p.m-5:00 p.m.

: Kimmel Center's Eisner and Lubin Auditorium, 60 Washington Sq. South, 4th floor

Dipak Basu, co-founder, Jhumki Basu Foundation
Radha Ramaswami Basu, co-founder,Jhumki Basu Foundation
Okhee Lee, professor, NYU Steinhardt Department of Teaching and Learning
Stina Dufour, academic initiatives and global programs, NYU Steinhardt
Representatives from Roots and Shoots
Sci Ed Fellows
, Jhumki Basu Foundation
Representatives from Solar1

Media interested in covering the event, please contact Courtney Bowe in the NYU Office of Public Affairs at or 212.998.6797.

About the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development (@nyusteinhardt)
Located in the heart of Greenwich Village, NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development prepares students for careers in the arts, education, health, media, and psychology. Since its founding in 1890, the Steinhardt School's mission has been to explore the human experience through public service, global collaboration, research, scholarship, and practice. To learn more about NYU Steinhardt, visit:


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