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Presented by Mike Ickowitz at the 2014 Tennessee STEM Leadership Academy in Nashville, TN, June 23-26, 2014.

Presented by Mike Ickowitz at the 2014 Tennessee STEM Leadership Academy in Nashville, TN, June 23-26, 2014.

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  • International Science Education
  • How ready for the world are your students?
  • Fun facts about Americans • 35% of Americans have passports • 65% of Americans have never been abroad • U.S. workers received an average of 12 vacation days in 2012 • Twenty-seven percent of Americans believe we never landed on the moon
  • • Speaks more than one language • Already has global connections • Has global science perspective Side by side comparison • Speaks only one language (fluently) • Little experience with other cultures • Has nationalistic science perspective
  • • Enjoys hanging out with friends • Is inseparable with social media • Always wants latest tech gear Side by side comparison • Enjoys hanging out with friends • Is inseparable with social media • Always wants latest tech gear
  • Things to know • Science happens everywhere! • There is money being spent on research More in some countries… • The U.S. is important So are other places…
  • These guys all have Int’l Counterparts
  • This isn’t changing anytime soon.
  • Strengthening American Science • Expose American research by reaching out internationally • Expose tomorrow’s American scientists to the world • Expose the world to tomorrow’s American scientists • Build our portfolio of international partners
  • Foreign Travel FY 13
  • Qatar • Highest per capita income in the world (2011) • Home to Doha-based Al Jazirah News Network • Oil reserves in excess of 25 billion barrels should enable continued output at current levels for 57 years • Spends $1.5B per year in scientific research
  • STEM Language Culture Political ScienceWriting Skills Global Competence
  • ORAU Impact • EUCOM Research Participation programs • Lindau Meetings - Germany • Heidelberg Laureate Forum - Germany • World Science Conference -Israel • Endeavour Awards - Australia • University development – Saudi Arabia/Russia