Coalition for Excellence in Science and Math Education
17Sep/20Off

CESE Annual Meeting Videos On-Line

The CESE 2020 Annual meeting took place on Saturday, June 27th. A video of the Business Meeting, which included election of this year's officers, can be seen here.

The keynote featured Mark Boslough, Ph.D., a research professor at the University of New Mexico, and physicist with Los Alamos National Laboratory. In "The Importance of Astronomical Drama," Mark discussed how meteors and comets impact society. The video of Mark's talk and the following Question and Answer period is here, as it was seen live on YouTube. The Q&A part of Mark's talk was also hosted on Zoom, and includes the same questions, along with videos of the CESE members themselves. The Q&A Zoom video can be seen here.

Congrats to the 2020-2021 Officers: President Lisa Durkin, Vice-President/President Elect Jesse Johnson, Secretary Dave Thomas, and Treasurer Steve Brugge.

22Sep/19Off

Election of New Board at June’s Annual Meeting

CESE elected a new slate of officers at its 2019 Annual Meeting on Saturday, June 1st, 2019.  The 2019-2020 CESE Board now consists of president Lisa Durkin, treasurer Steve Brugge, secretary Dave Thomas, and past president Ken Whiton. The complete board and members at large are presented on this page,

After the brief business meeting, Secretary of Education Dr. Karen Trujillo spoke on "A Shared Vision of Student Opportunities for Success in New Mexico." Dr. Trujillo's talk covered a wide range of concerns, and was well received.

Members of the audience followed the lecture with interest.
Secretary Trujillo gave a relaxed, engaging presentation,
After the talk, a lively question and answer period follows, Here, Ellen Bernstein follows up on some points brought up in the presentation.
Board members and Secretary Trujillo attended a dinner at El Pinto following the meeting.

CESE thanks Dr. Karen Trujillo for an informative talk.

23May/19Off

CESE Annual Meeting to feature Dr. Karen Trujillo, Secretary of Education

Save the date! On June 1st, 2019 from 1:30 to 4:30, CESE will hold its 23rd annual meeting. The keynote speaker is Karen Trujillo, Ph.D., New Mexico's new Secretary of Education. The topic of her talk is: "A Shared Vision of Student Opportunities for Success in New Mexico". The meeting will be held at the Anthropology Lecture Hall, Room 163 at the Maxwell Museum on the University of New Mexico. See you there!

10May/19Off

The May 2019 CESE Beacon has been published!


The May 2019 Beacon (XXI, No. 2) is now available! It includes a President’s Message, Legislative Session Summary, Science Fair Winners, In Memoriam, and a Toon from Thomas.

President Ken Whiton writes "The 2019 Annual Meeting of The Coalition For Excellence In Science And Math Education will be held Saturday, June 1st. As in the past several years, we will be meeting in the Anthropology Lecture Hall, Room 163 in the Maxwell Museum on the University of New Mexico campus. We are pleased to announce that this year’s speaker will be Dr. Karen Trujillo, Secretary of Public Education for New Mexico. Dr. Trujillo has chosen as her topic, “A Shared Vision of Student Opportunities for Success in New Mexico."

The 2019 Legislative Session Summary: Education Bills with Significant Impact
It was a busy legislative session. Governor Lujan Grisham signed 282 bills (according to KOAT TV in Albuquerque). Of these, 61 (22%) involve the Public Education Department (PED) or affect K-12 education. Thirty-one bills that involve higher education (11%) and 48 (17%) affect children, state retirement, and professional certifications. These do not include all the bills that may have a peripheral or minimal impact or those bills that are annually connected, such as the budget bill. Read the full article.

This issue of the Beacon, along with every other issue, can be found on CESE's Beacon Page.

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