KY NSF EPSCoR and Discovery Education Partner to Co-Host First- STEM Leader Forum in the State

Loacated at the University of Kentucky, this Unique Thought-Leadership Forum Supports the Improvement of STEM Education Across the State

“Discovery Education is excited to partner with the talented team at EPSCoR to host this powerful event,” said Dr. Catherine Lawless, Discovery Education’s Manager of Education Partnerships.  “Building inclusive, engaging cultures of STEM education in K-12 schools takes a tremendous amount of collaboration, and together, Discovery Education and EPSCoR are positioned to help Kentucky’s schools create the STEM learning experiences students need to prepare for future success.”

Approximately 50 participating school administrators from across Kentucky will learn about how K-12 STEM education (science, technology, engineering and math) can drive regional economic success, and share best practices for creating high-quality STEM experiences. The forum will take place 8:30 a.m.-noon Tuesday, March 10, at UK’s E.S. Good Barn Building, and is free to attend with advance registration.

The STEM Leadership Forum is supported by KY NSF EPSCoR’s new $24 million project, Kentucky Advanced Partnership for Enhanced Robotics and Structures (or KAMPERS). In addition to supporting next generation advanced manufacturing, this collaborative partnership across eight Kentucky colleges and universities also supports the development of a greater STEM-literate workforce, including the efforts of the Kentucky Girls STEM Collaborative.


–  School Administrators from Across Kentucky

–  Dr. Cindy Moss, Discovery Education’s Vice President of Global STEM Initiatives

–   Representatives from KY NSF EPSCoR

–   Members of the Discovery Education STEM Team


Tuesday, March 10th, from 8:30am to 12pm (Lunch provided)


University of Kentucky
E.S. Good Barn Building, Gorham Hall
1451 University Drive, Lexington, KY 40526

About Discovery Education


Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms. Through its award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia resources, and the largest professional learning network of its kind, Discovery Education is transforming teaching and learning, creating immersive STEM experiences, and improving academic achievement around the globe. Discovery Education currently serves approximately 4.5 million educators and 45 million students worldwide, and its resources are accessed in over 140 countries and territories. Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc., Discovery Education partners with districts, states, and like-minded organizations to empower teachers with customized solutions that support the success of all learners. Explore the future of education at



Working in collaboration with the National Science Foundation (NSF), KY NSF EPSCoR is a vital part of a coordinated effort to invest in scientific research for a better quality-of-life and a growing economy for Kentuckians. NSF EPSCoR assists to strengthen research and education in science and engineering. The vision of the KY NSF EPSCoR is to advance, encourage and develop long term improvements in scientific discovery, innovation and education throughout the Commonwealth. Since 1986, KY NSF EPSCoR has endeavored to build the national research competitiveness of Kentucky researchers and students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) disciplines. Learn more at