Oklahoma City metro-area education briefs for Jan. 22, 2013

Oklahoma City metro-area education briefs for Jan. 22, 2013
Modified: January 21, 2013 at 9:27 pm •  Published: January 22, 2013

EDUCATION BRIEFS

Edelman to speak at OCU

Civil rights activist and longtime children's advocate Marian Wright Edelman will give a free speech at Oklahoma City University. Edelman is the founder and president of the Children's Defense Fund. She will speak at 7:30 p.m. March 6 at the Wellness and Activity Center at OCU. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. A graduate of Yale Law School, she was the first black woman admitted to The Mississippi Bar and served as the director for law and education at Harvard University. She worked with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and Martin Luther King Jr.

Educator named to STEM board

An Oklahoma woman was recently elected to the board of directors of the Triangle Coalition for Science and Technology Education. Linda Atkinson is the associate director for K12 Partnerships at the K20 Center for Educational and Community Renewal, which is based at the University of Oklahoma. Her research focuses on technology-enriched learning, technology and school reform and science learning. The Triangle Coalition for Science and Technology Education is a national group that resources and supports science, technology, engineering and mathematics education (STEM).

LGBT summit set at UCO

The Equality Network Institute has announced details of the 2013 Oklahoma LGBT College Summit. The one-day conference for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) college students will be from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Feb. 16 at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond. Students will learn about advocacy, media and other issues. Registration is free and includes lunch and a T-shirt. To register, go to tinyurl.com/2013CollegeSummit.