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STEM Smart: Pathways to Middle-Skill Occupations and Beyond

Olin College of Engineering
Needham, MA
May 12, 2014

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Start End Description
8:30am 9:00am

Registration (light refreshments served)

9:00am 9:30am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Joan Ferrini-Mundy, Assistant Director, Directorate for Education and Human Resources, National Science Foundation
  • Greg Bialecki, Secretary, Housing and Economic Development, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Honorable Congressman Joseph Kennedy III
  • Richard Miller, President, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
9:30am 10:30am

Pathways to Middle-Skill STEM Occupations and Beyond: Issues, Challenges and OpportunitiesPlenary Presentation

  • Moderator: Janice Earle, National Science Foundation
  • Panelists: Dale Allen, Quinsigamond Community College; Deborah Boisvert, Broadening Advanced Technological Education Connections, University of Massachusetts, Boston; Kimberly Green, National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium; Mary Wright, Jobs for the Future
10:30am 10:45am

Break

10:45am 12:00pm

Focusing on Pathways to Middle-Skill Occupations and Beyond—Breakout Sessions 

12:00pm 12:45pm

Networking (lunch served)

12:45pm 1:30pm

The Hidden STEM Economy: The Range of STEM Knowledge Across Occupations—Plenary Presentation

  • Introduction: Susan Singer, Division of Undergraduate Education, National Science Foundation
  • Speaker: Jonathan Rothwell, Brookings Institution PPT
1:30pm 2:00pm

Break
Olin College of Engineering Student Expo

2:00pm 3:15pm

Focusing on Pathways to Middle-Skill Occupations and Beyond—Breakout Sessions

3:15pm 3:30pm

Break

3:30pm 4:15pm

Connected Learning in the Workplace—Plenary Presentation

  • Moderator: Deborah Boisvert, Broadening Advanced Technological Education Connections, University of Massachusetts, Boston
  • Panelists: Jim Whalen, Boston Properties, Inc.; Jeff Stolz, Integrated Defense Systems, Raytheon Company; Kostian Iftica, Brilliant Geeks; Henk Portier, Engineering Operations (Intern), Raytheon Company
4:30pm 5:30pm

Tours of Olin College of Engineering (optional)