Bioscience

Free satellite feed of today’s NSTA and Math Solutions visit to ExxonMobil Teachers Academy

July 23, 2007

By Flinn Foundation

Today, Monday, July 23, U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings will join professional golfer Phil Mickelson and his wife Amy, officials from ExxonMobil, the National Science Teachers Association and Math Solutions in a visit to the Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy in Fairfax, Virginia for a National Town Hall meeting with teachers from across the country to discuss the importance of math and science education in the 21st century workforce.

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Communications and Outreach has arranged for a free satellite feed of this event, which will air today at 4-4:30 over the KU-Band. Given your broadcast history with “Education News Parents Can Use”–and your audience of viewers who are especially interested in critical topics like teacher quality, math, science, and American Competitiveness–we encourage you to download the feed and run packages of the high-quality, newsworthy footage however you see fit.

Satellite feed information:

KU-BAND SATELLITE:
AMC5-K08H CH.A (9Mhz Digital)
79 degrees W.L.
Data Rate: 8.448
Symbol Rate: 6.1113
FEC: 3/4
Downlink Frequency: 11912.50 MHz Horizontal
Test Window: 3:45-4:00pm Eastern Time
Broadcast Window: 4:00-4:30pm Eastern Time

Who:

  • U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings
  • Phil Mickelson, Professional Golfer
  • Amy Mickelson, wife of Phil Mickelson
  • Mark Boudreaux, Manager of Corporate Citizenship and Community Investments, ExxonMobil
  • Dr. Gerry Wheeler, Executive Director, NSTA
  • Sherry Beard, President, Math Solutions

What: National Town Hall with teachers from the Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy

The Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy, established by ExxonMobil, Phil and Amy Mickelson, the National Science Teachers Association, and Math Solutions brings together 200 third- through fifth-grade teachers from across the country to help provide them with the knowledge and skills necessary to motivate students to pursue careers in science and math. The five-day session will equip teachers with innovative and exciting ways to teach math and science.

When: Today–Monday, July 23, 2007, 4:00-4:30 pm EST broadcast via AMC5 over the KU Band.

Where: Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy, ExxonMobil Downstream Headquarters

Technical questions? Please contact: ConnectLive Communications, 703-661-1900.