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STEM Education, Economics, and Equity (SEEE):
A Leadership Education Initiative

The SEEE initiative offers a series of seminars centered on presentations by economists, political scientists, educators, and leading thinkers who are experts on some of the "big questions" about how science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education relate to economics and social equity. We are hosting two seminars per year for a period of five years. Each seminar includes a presentation and a subsequent panel discussion with local leaders who raise questions and react to the presenters' ideas. Transcripts are available on the home page for this seminar series. (

We hope that over the years this initiative will offer support for political, economic, and educational leaders in Southern California to become better educated on the different viewpoints at the intersections between STEM education, economics, and culture.  Furthermore, we expect that this richer and deeper understanding will help catalyze other initiatives striving to influence educational policies in Sacramento and Washington, as well as local innovations benefiting students and families in the San Diego area.

Next Seminar

Fall 2014 STEM Education, Economics and Equity (SEEE) Seminar
October 15, 2014, 4:30-7:00 PM.
University of San Diego, Mother Rosalie Hall, Warren Auditorium

Demystifying the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Guest Speaker: Phil Daro, Coauthor, Common Core State Standards; Director, San Francisco SERP Field Site

Download Fall 2014 flyer.

Past Seminars

Spring 2014 STEM Education, Economics and Equity (SEEE) Seminar
April 28, 2014, 4:00-6:30 PM
SDG&E Energy Innovation Center. 4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA

Post-Secondary Online STEM Education:  Promise or Problem?

Guest Speaker: Dr. Anthony (Eamonn) Kelly, Professor, GSE, College of Education and Human Development, George Mason University. 

View videos of the seminar (including all of Dr. Kelly's speech) and pictures at

Download Spring 2014 flyer.

Read about the Fall 2013 SEEE Seminar: K-12 Online STEM Education: Promise or Problem.

For More Information

For a complete description of the SEEE Seminar initiative, go the home page and scroll down until you see the header for STEM Education, Economics, and Equity (SEEE): A Leadership Education Initiative (below the description of the next SEEE Seminar).