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STEM director speaks at U.S. Mayors Conference

Jamie Bracey, director of STEM education, outreach and research in Temple’s College of Engineering, participated in a panel discussion, “Preserving the American: STEM Education in Action,” at the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ 81st annual meeting in June. Bracey discussed Temple’s MESA (Mathematics, Engineering and Science Achievement) initiative, in which the university is partnering with the U.S. Navy to teach computer science and technology to minority youth. Bracey was invited to participate by Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, who is president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. She was joined at the meeting by Iyasu Watts, a recent Central High School graduate who has been involved in Temple MESA for the past two years and will enroll at the university in the fall.