Champion S&T in California. Create a legacy as the state's
champion for excellence in science and technology education, research, and
Position California as the national leader in S&T.
Create various state, national and international forums to position California at the
vanguard of S&T research, discovery and innovation and improving K-12 science and
mathematics education, with a focus on maintaining the state's leadership in an
increasingly competitive world. Develop messages about S&T as a way to address
critical issues in the state, such as energy, healthcare, transportation, advanced
manufacturing, and infrastructure.
Raise the stature of S&T careers to make them more attractive.
- Use the Governor's unique blend of experience as an actor, producer and political
leader to exploit California's central, unique roles in both the entertainment and
sports industries and in science and technology.
- Establish a small working group of leaders from the entertainment industry and S&T
to raise the visibility and stature of research and technical careers. Integrate S&T and
artistic creative processes to make S&T careers "cool" and highly visible.
- Advocate the use of storytelling skills to engage culturally and ethnically diverse
students and capture their imagination in S&T. Illustrate how S&T enables the
visualization of creative storytelling in Hollywood, and empower educators to inspire
the next generation of S&T leaders by using state-of-the art pedagogy and
Recognize California's leadership in S&T.
- Establish an annual "California Innovation Awards" to publicly celebrate and honor
Californians in STEM fields of importance to the state - Nobel laureates, honored
teachers, innovation leaders - who have made major impacts in their fields. The
competition shall be open to nominees from both the public and private sectors. Hold
an "academy awards" like event seeded with well-known public figures, actors, artists
and sports stars as participants/co-hosts.
- Work with the entertainment industry and involve well-known Hollywood role
models and star athletes to develop a public information campaign that communicates
key messages about STEM education, teaching, research and innovation and how they
impact the state's economy.
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