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NAE Regional Meeting (5/2) & Public Symposium (5/3)

Mon, May 2, 2016, 4:00 pm to Tue, May 3, 2016, 5:00 pm
The Ohio Union
1739 N. High St.
Columbus, OH 43210

Public Symposium: Preparing a Diverse STEM Workforce for Tomorrow – Academic and Industry Viewpoints

As the United States continues to face a globalized, highly competitive and increasingly knowledge-driven economy, how do we best prepare our workforce? This public symposium convenes top thought leaders from academia, government, labor and the private sector to explore the challenges—along with the opportunities—faced by education and industry in addressing the STEM economy. This event is made possible through Battelle, The Ohio State University and the National Academy of Engineering.
NAE Battelle

There is no cost to attend this event, but space is limited. You must register to attend no later than April 28th.


Monday, May 2

4:00-9:00pm: National Academy of Engineering Regional Meeting (MEMBERS ONLY)
Location: Battelle, 505 King Avenue, Columbus, OH 43201

Tuesday, May 3 

Public Symposium: Preparing a Diverse STEM Workforce for Tomorrow – Academic and Industry Viewpoints
Location: The Ohio Union, 1739 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43210

8:15am: Registration and continental breakfast

9:00am: Welcome
Michael Drake, President, The Ohio State University

9:05am: Opening Remarks
C. D. Mote, Jr., President, National Academy of Engineering

9:15am: Plenary
Role of Federally Funded Research in STEM Workforce Development
France Córdova, Director, National Science Foundation

10:00am: Break

10:15am: Panel Discussion I
Role of Research in Preparing the 21st Century Workforce: The Experts Weigh In

  • Moderator: Charles Bergquist, Director and Contributing Producer, Science Friday
  • Michael Drake, President, The Ohio State University
  • France Córdova, Director, National Science Foundation
  • Elizabeth Vela Stephens, Research Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Kristen Tabar, V.P. of Technical Strategy and Planning Office, Toyota Technical Center

11:30am: Networking

12:00pm: Lunch

1:30pm: Plenary
Importance of STEM Workforce Education for Our National Defense
Major General Suzanne M. “Zan” Vautrinot, President, Kilovolt Consulting, Inc. and former Commander US Air Force Cyber and Air Force Network Operations.

2:30pm: Break           

3:00pm: Panel Discussion II
Role of K-PhD Education in the STEM Workforce Development of the 21st Century

  • Aimee Kennedy, Vice President for Education, STEM Learning and Philanthropy, Battelle
  • Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers
  • Kristina Johnson, CEO, Cube Hydro Partners LLC
  • William White, Vice President, Project Lead the Way

4:30pm: Closing Remarks
Al Romig, Executive Officer, National Academy of Engineering

5:00pm: Reception

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