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Next TU Science Café to focus on STEM

The next installment in Thomas University’s Science Café series will feature Dr. Jimmie Davis, Chair of STEMflorida Inc. and Lead Systems Engineer with MITRE Corp., along with educator Michael Singletary presenting “What Does STEM Mean to You?” The discussion will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, in the Flowers Foods Executive Classroom inside Smith-Bonvillian Hall on TU’s Main Campus.

In his position at MITRE Corp., Dr. Davis provides technical expertise to a wide range of projects, including global positioning system geolocation, satellite communications, cryptography and cellular technology.

Davis also leads STEMflorida, Inc., a not-for-profit organization that focuses on the development of data, analysis and resources to help leaders make informed decisions in areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. He also serves as a mentor to several schools interested in enhancing STEM education.

Singletary, a TU alumna, has taught at both elementary schools and middle schools. Currently the STEM teacher at Southside Elementary School in Cairo, she is known for her creative lessons that require critical thinking. She will demonstrate some of the STEM ideas incorporated in the curriculum as advised by Dr. Davis.

Guests are invited to a reception before the conversation at 6 p.m. in the lobby of Smith-Bonvillian Hall. The Science Café will begin at 6:30 p.m. There is no admission charge, and the event is open to the public.

For more information, contact April Penton at

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