Category Archives: Education Committee

Affordable On-Line Colleges

The following link will share a free guide  on the best-value online colleges in the country. This guide has a lot to offer students interested in a STEM degree, especially those who can benefit from the convenience and affordability offered by the online programs highlighted. Degrees in engineering, technology, and science fields are very well represented among the schools recommended in this guide, including both bachelor’s and master’s degree programs.

Affordable Online Colleges Guide <http://www.thesimpledollar.com/affordable-online-colleges/>

The graduate engineering section of the guide can be found here: <http://www.thesimpledollar.com/affordable-online-colleges/#affordable-online-masters-degree-in-engineering>

By linking to this guide, you can help local students identify a flexible, affordable online STEM program they can pursue from home. This guide identifies the nation’s 10 best universities for online bachelor’s and master’s degrees on a strict value-for-money basis.  Only  reputable colleges that rank highly in nationwide surveys of academic quality and student satisfaction are included. All the schools are fully accredited and award the very same degree to both online and on-campus students.

Education Committee Objectives 2013-14

As the education chair for ASA, Lt. Governor Reynolds looks to collaborate with participants in both the public and private sectors to increase awareness and visibility of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) subjects in grades K-12. That includes seeking to increase student interest and achievement in STEM subjects so that students will have greater opportunities to pursue a STEM and Aerospace career.  And to do this, actions steps include identifying high-quality programs that are already in place and working, and then to look for ways to scale them across the nation.

As committee chair, the Lt. Governor’s goal is to continue to drive innovation and economic development, while aligning with a highly-skilled workforce. And she believes that that skilled workforce must be trained in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math, (STEM) if we want our states to be competitive in today’s global economy.

 Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds, Chair