Our nation's future is inextricably linked to developments in science, mathematics, and technology. The demands of our changing economy and workplace, the need for an educated citizenry, impact on our national security, and the intrinsic value of mathematical and scientific knowledge make these areas essential to the education of today's students for tomorrow's world.
PNNL is a trusted and valued collaborator in the U.S. Department of Energy's Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (DOE-WDTS) Program and the region's efforts to improve science and engineering education. The Laboratory is committed to supporting science and engineering education from grade school to graduate school. Science and Engineering Education at the Laboratory connects the worlds of research and education by linking academic learning to the world beyond the classroom and providing a forum for learning about important science issues.
Science and Engineering Education Programs link the human, financial, and technical resources of the Laboratory with elementary and secondary schools, colleges and universities, and other education-oriented organizations in ways that support the education, diversity and research objectives of the DOE-WDTS Program, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and our education partners.
- Promoting and facilitating strategic research and education partnerships with post-secondary institutions
- Enhancing science and technology literacy of students and teachers
- Contributing to the education of future scientists and engineers
- Promoting diversity in the science and engineering pipeline
- Connecting academic learning to the world beyond the classroom
- Providing an education forum for discussing science issues.