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Women from Marshall's Early Education STEM Center are recognized

Oct. 14, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- Two women from the Marshall University Early Education STEM Center are getting statewide attention.

Brea wiles, the studio educator for the center, took part in a roundtable discussion in September as part of the U.S. Department of Education's third annual back-to-school bus tour that included the U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan.

Later this month, Tarabeth Brumfield, the chief program development officer for the Marshall University June Harless Center for Educational Research and development and program director for the Early Education STEM Center has been chosen to speak at TechConnectWV's "Women In Technology: A Formula for Success" conference scheduled for Oct. 18-19 at Oglebay Resort in Wheeling.

The two-day program is designed to inspire and support women working in technology fields in higher education and research, as a new entrepreneur, in private industry and in the private sector.

Brumfield also will take part in a panel discussion Oct. 19, along with Rebecca Spyke Keiser, the NASA associate deputy administrator for Policy Integration; Gayle Manchin from the West Virginia Board of Education; and Idit Caperton from the educational company, Globaloria.