From The Huffington Post: An extraordinary event took place from June 27 to 29 in Dallas, where the U.S. News STEM Solutions Summit 2012 brought together about 800 CEOs and other leaders concerned with improving science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education in America. I had expected it to be a helpful, if familiar, gathering of like-minded people. Instead, I left exhilarated by the broad diversity of leaders committed to understanding and implementing the changes needed to restore American prominence in STEM education.