Senior Official to Serve on Panel at U.S. News' Stem Solutions Conference in Texas

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The Education Department's Johan Uvin, deputy assistant secretary for vocational and adult education, will serve as a panelist at the U.S. News STEM Solutions Conference at 4:15 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, June 18, in Austin, Texas. Uvin's panel, "Upgrading Vocational Education: Technical Training for the 21st Century" will focus on best practices, workforce development and emerging innovations in vocational, adult and career and technical education related to the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and math.

The conference is bringing together more than 2,000 leaders and visionaries from education, business and industry, and government to advance the agenda for national change in STEM education, policy and workforce development. The Obama Administration's 2014 budget is proposing a comprehensive reorganization of Federal STEM education programs, which includes a $150 million request for STEM Innovation Networks and $80 million for STEM Teacher Pathways, as well as others new STEM initiatives.