Dr. Rebecca Klemm to Promote STEM in Dominica

The U.S. Embassy in Bridgetown will host Dr. Rebecca Klemm, “The Numbers Lady” and Creative and Executive Director of NumbersAlive!, to lead a series of math and science workshops with teachers, coaches, parents, and students in Dominica. The Numbers Lady will use her exuberant presentation skills to explain the complexities of math and science in everyday language, reinforcing math and science concepts through sports such as cricket, football, and track and field.

The Numbers Lady’s visit will culminate in an exciting and free, public presentation demonstrating the interplay between sports and math and science on Friday, June 6 at 5:30pm at the American Corner, Dominica Public Library, Roseau. Parents are encouraged to visit the U.S. Embassy Bridgetown’s Facebook page and post math and science-related questions which they would like the Numbers’ Lady to address at the public event.

The U.S. Embassy expects that the benefits of Dr. Klemm’s workshop series will be two-fold: classroom teachers will be able to enlist coaches to reinforce the principles taught in the classroom, and coaches will benefit by having student athletes who better understand the science of various sports and therefore improve their performance.

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is a proven and important driver of economies, and this program plays an active role in ensuring children’s success in school, strengthening the cadre of students interested in STEM fields. The promotion of STEM though sports also aligns with the Embassy’s youth outreach strategy, as well as CARICOM’s youth development goals which include educational opportunities and sports for all youth.

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