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 Fallbrook Union Elementary School District to Host Girls in STEM: Inspiration Breakfast

On Tuesday, April 18, Fallbrook Union Elementary School District (FUESD), with support from American Association of University Women (AAUW) of Fallbrook and Discovery Education, will hold an inspirational breakfast aimed at encouraging and empowering young women’s long-term interest in STEM education and careers. This event will be held at the California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) student union from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

During this unique gathering, more than 60 students in grades 4-8 from FUESD and the
neighboring Bonsall Unified School District (BUSD) will meet and learn from accomplished
women in STEM and experience CSUSM’s unique college culture. The day will begin with
opening remarks from Katherine A. Kantardjieff, Ph.D., dean, College of Science and
Mathematics, CSUSM, and will include the presentation of the Tech Trek Scholarship by Larissa Scors Anderson of the Fallbrook AAUW. In addition, the event will feature a keynote
presentation by Dr. Cindy Moss, Discovery Education’s Senior Director of Global STEM

Dr. Moss travels the world helping companies, nonprofits, Ministries of Education and school
districts understand the importance of STEM education and how to implement it
successfully. Previously, Dr. Moss served 10 years as the PreK-12 Director of STEM for the
145,000 students and 10,000 students in the Charlotte Mecklenburg School system. Her recent awards include Top 100 Women in STEM Award from STEM Connector, the top 100 women in Diversity in STEM from Diversity Matters and 1 of the top 25 Business women in Charlotte from the Charlotte Business Journal.

Discovery Education is the leading provider of digital content for the classroom and a division of Discovery Communications, whose networks include Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, and Science Channel. Recently, Discovery Education and Fallbrook Union Elementary School District launched a new partnership continuing the district’s instructional and cultural transformation.