Raleigh is one of host sites for a global on-line town hall meeting on the subject of math and science in schools.

Thousands of students from around the world will be logged on and participating in the event on Nov. 17, including the entire student body from Exploris Middle School.

Students from Exploris will gather at the Museum of Natural Sciences for the big event and for a separate local forum on why American students are behind other developed countries in the area of math and science.

8th grader Rebecca Evans will get the opportunity to ask questions on camera during the global discussion. She is blogging about her experience.


*Connect a Million Minds (CAMM) is a project encouraging children to get more involved with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Rebecca Evans is here to talk about the Global Online Town Hall and STEM. I want you to get involved!*

Introducing you to CAMM

Hello, I am Rebecca Evans, an 8th-grader at Exploris Middle School. My 8th grade class will be part of the Global Online Town Hall, and I will be representing the school and asking questions.

You might be wondering: what is the Global Online Town Hall?

Connect a Million Minds is hosting the Global Online Town Hall to connect cities in the USA to cities in Finland, Australia, and China using live video. During this video chat, students will be asking questions/starting discussions about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) in their education and in their possible career paths. Al Gore, Sally Ride, and Dean Kamen are on the panel and will be participating in the discussions. After the video chat, the audience will have an opportunity to discuss the local issues regarding STEM.

Eighty percent of the jobs created next decade will require math and science skills. America’s youth might not be prepared for their future careers. How can the American students be more motivated to learn about STEM? What can you do to make a difference?

Please watch The Global Online Town Hall, on Nov. 17, from noon to 2 p.m. One of the locations is The Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh. It will be live streamed on connectamillionminds.com. You can participate live by sending in your questions or comments. More information will be provided later.