April 29, 2015

The 21st Annual Coalition for National Science Funding Exhibition and Reception

SRCD Co-Sponsored CNSF Poster Exhibition and Reception on Capitol Hill

On April 29, 2015, SRCD was represented by Drs. Kimberly Brenneman and Alissa Lange at a congressional poster exhibition and reception on Investments in STEM Research and Education: Fueling American Innovation. Dr. Alissa Lange, who is at the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) at Rutgers University, and Dr. Kimberly Brenneman who previously worked with Dr. Lange at NIEER and now works at the Heising-Simons Foundation, presented a poster on STEM Professional Development for Early Childhood Teachers. Their NSF-supported research involves the development and preliminary testing of a professional development approach that integrates high-quality math and science instruction for all learners with supports for preschool dual language learners.

The event was hosted by the Coalition for National Science Funding, an alliance of organizations, including SRCD, concerned about the vitality of the national science, mathematics and engineering enterprise that work together to support the goal of increasing the national investment in the National Science Foundation’s research and education programs.

The exhibition and reception was attended by over 275 people, including 9 members of Congress.

Alissa Lange (left) an SRCD member from the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) at Rutgers University and Kimberly Brenneman (right), an SRCD member from the Heising-Simons Foundation. 

Alissa Lange (left) and Kimberly Brenneman (center) with Fay Lomax Cook (right), Assistant Director for the Directorate for Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences (SBE) at the National Science Foundation.

Alissa Lange (left) with Kimberly Brenneman (middle) and U.S. Representative Chaka Fattah (D-PA) (right

View the event invitation here and a list of event exhibitors here.

View a fact sheet about the National Science Foundation’s impact on the state of New Jersey.