Four TownHall Conference Calls per year are scheduled for leaders in the STEM community. The objective of these calls is to convene thought leaders, key voices from across the stakeholder community to present perspectives from industry, government, education and non-profits working on these issues. The TownHall conference calls convene high-level decision-makers within organizations across the public, private, academic and non-profit sectors with the aim of informing and connecting stakeholders by establishing common goals and patterns of excellence.
Town Halls are being Scheduled on Results, Digital Learning, Innovation, 100 Women Leaders in STEM and Entrepreneurship in STEM. Town Halls have been held on STEM Jobs, Workforce Planning, Diversity and Women and Girls. Contact Ted.Wells@STEMconnector.org
Townhall Conference Calls
December 9-13 is Computer Science Education Week!
Please join us Thursday, December 12 at 2PM ET for a Town Hall focusing on the challenges and opportunities confronting Computer Science Education. This open-to-the-public online event will be broadcast via YouTube and viewers will have the opportunity to participate in the conversation through an online chat.
- Washington State [INVITED] Senator Maria Cantwell
- Massachusetts [INVITED] Rep Joe Kennedy - Massachusetts
- California [Confirmed] Rep Mike Honda - California
- Tata Consultancy Services Surya Kant - President North America, UK & Europe
- Computing in the Core/Code.org Cameron Wilson - COO
- Information Technology and Innovation Foundation Rob Atkinson - CEO
- Workforce Effectiveness, Tata Consultancy Services Balaji Ganapathy - Head
- STEMconnector® Edie Fraser - CEO
- kippkitts Kipp Bradford, Senior Design Engineer and Lecturer
- Intel Corporation Carlos Contreras, U.S. Education Manager
- The Science and Entrepreneurship Exchange Ted Ganchiff
- White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Tom Kalil, Dep. Director for Technology and Innovation
- Arizona State University's College of Technology and Innovation Mitzi Montoya, Vice Provost and Dean of the College of Technology & Innovation
100 CEO Leaders in STEM honorees share their vision for a competitive and innovative Nation through STEM education and careers.
Exploring the aspect of how "STEM" is being integrated into schools. Speakers will present and will be available for a Q&A session afterwards. The event will be held at 5PM ET.
Engineering is Elementary - Christine Cunningham, PhD, Vice President of Research & Educator Resource Development
Notre Dame Center for STEM Education - Matthew Kloser, PhD, Julius A. Nieuwland Director
Teach for America - Melissa Moritz, Vice President of Education Initiatives
The STEM Academy - Russell Mickelson, CEO
S2TEM Centers SC - Dorothy Earle, Education Specialist
Science Foundation Arizona - Beth Broome, Manager, STEM Integration
Join us for the second STEMconnector/Next Steps Town Hall on Tuesday, Jul 30th at 5PM ET focusing on Promising Practices for Industry Engagement in STEM Schools. Speakers from 3M, DuPont, Fluor, the InterTech Group and Verizon will present. The event is powered by Google+.
As providers of employment for millions, there is a compelling case for increased industry engagement with schools and districts to promote STEM education. Corporations have resources both in terms of human and financial capital that are often sorely needed by schools and districts. Also, employers understand the skills and competencies required to be successful in the workforce better than any group. Finally, employers and their employees have a vested interest in improving outcomes both as parents and community members. Industry investment in STEM education brings both short and long term benefit to both the companies and students.
Federal and State Resources to Support STEM Schools | July 9, 2013
STEMconnector® and the Next Steps Institute will host three Town Halls Conference Calls this summer on the topic of STEM Schools. The webinars will serve as pre-conference workshops in advance of the Next Steps for STEM Schools Conference to be held in North Charleston, SC from September 30 - October 3, 2013. Each Town Hall will focus on engaging key stakeholders in supporting STEM schools and identifying resources and best practices.
The first Town Hall entitled "Federal and State Resources to Support STEM Schools" will take place on Tuesday, July 9th at 5PM - 6PM ET.
Next Steps Institute
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White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) - Danielle Carnival, Ph.D., Senior Advisor
National Science Foundation - Jim Colby - Division or Human Resource Development - Education and Human Resources Directorate
Iowa Governor's STEM Advisory Council -Jeff Weld, Ph.D. - Executive Director
South Carolina Coalition for Math and Science - Tom Peters, Ed.D. - Executive Director
Delaware Department of Education - April M. McCrae - Education Associate, Science Assessment/STEM Coordinator
100 Women Leaders in STEM | March 6, 2013
As we celebrate Women's History Month, Women Leaders in STEM honorees share with us their story, their challenges and what their organization is doing to promote more women and girls in STEM careers. Click here to watch. | Download Presentation Slides
Official Launch of National STEM Students & STEM Jobs Report | January 30, 2013
On January 30, STEMconnector® and My College Options® will host a webinar to discuss and officially launch our national report, Where are the STEM Students? What are their Career Interests? Where are the STEM Jobs? The webinar will feature a panel discussion on the key findings of the report, its role in helping to solve the STEM pipeline to jobs, and a question and answer period. Click here to watch.
EdTech Digital & Distance Learning | November 28, 2012
The two-hour Town Hall will cover developments in K-12, Post-Secondary Education & Continuing Education, Innovation & Policy and Content Personalization/Data Analytics. STEMconnector® has assembled leading experts in each of these fields to present on the future of Education Technology & Digital Learning and its impact across the educational spectrum.
STEM Results: Ensuring the Impact of Our Programs | October 2, 2012
Alex Belous, Manager, Cisco Foundation
Don Floyd, President and CEO, The National 4-H Council
Caroline King, CEO, Washington State STEM
Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds, Iowa
Eunice Heath, Senior Director, Dow Chemical
Ann Randazzo, Executive Director, Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD)
Jennifer McNelly, President, Manufacturing Institute
Melissa Gregson, Managing Director, National STEM Initiative, Teach for America
Rex Bolinger, Senior Vice President and Chief Engagement Officer, Project Lead the Way (PLTW)
Lucy Sanders, CEO & Co-Founder, National Center for Women in Information Technology (NCWIT)
Betty Shanahan, CEO & Executive Director, Society of Women Engineers
Dave Saba, Executive Vice President, National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI)
Mary Kirchhoff, Director, Education Division, American Chemical Society (ACS)
Patti Curtis, Managing Director, National Center for Technological Literacy (NCTL)
Workforce Planning to Fill the STEM Jobs Pipeline | May 5, 2012
Governor Jack Markell, Delaware
Marc Morial, President and CEO, National Urban League
Hank Jackson, President and CEO, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
Rick Stephens, Senior VP, Human Resources, Boeing
Gary Wimberly, Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Express Scripts
Jeri L. Buchholz, Assistant Administrator for Human Capital Management, NASA
Linda Y. Cureton, Chief Information Officer, NASA
Leland Melvin, Associate Administrator for Education, NASA
Martin Scaglione, President, ACT Workforce Division
V. Celeste Carter, Program Director, NSF - ATE
Brian Fitzgerald, CEO, Higher Education Forum (BHEF)