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CIERA’s Michelle Paulsen and Katie Breivik Meet U.S. Congressman Bob Dold

Michelle Paulsen, Program Director of Reach for the StarsIDEAS, and RSG Research Communication Program, and graduate student Katie Breivik, met U.S. congressman Bob Dold on Monday, November 10th. The event was a Leadership Awards Ceremony in Lake Forest at Elaway Farms at which Lisa Backus, a Deerfield High School science teacher, was a finalist for an Excellent Educator Award through Dold’s office. Paulsen nominated Ms. Backus for this honor for her work with GS3, the Graduate Student Speaker Series, in which Breivik participates.

Paulsen and Breivik talked with the congressman about science, education, and CIERA’s programs and Paulsen will continue to engage with Congressman Dold’s office on the topic of computer science education in Illinois.