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STEM Smart: Lessons Learned from Successful Schools

Georgia World Congress Center
Atlanta, GA
June 23, 2013

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Engineering: Emphasizing the “E” in STEM Education

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Start End Description
10:00am 10:30am

Registration (coffee served)

10:30am 10:50am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

10:50am 11:45am

The Role of Engineering in Successful K–12 STEM EducationPlenary Presentation

  • Moderator: Darryl Williams, Associate Dean of Recruitment, Retention, and Community Engagement, and Director of the Center for STEM Diversity, Tufts University
  • Panelists: Greg Pearson, Senior Program Officer, National Academy of Engineering; Cary Sneider, Associate Research Professor, Portland State University; Marion Usselman, Principal Research Scientist and Associate Director, CEISMC, Georgia Institute of Technology
11:45am 12:00pm


12:00pm 1:00pm

Focusing on the "E" in STEM—Breakout Sessions

1:00pm 1:15pm


1:15pm 2:15pm

Networking (lunch served)
The Joy of STEM:  Engineering Is at the Heart of ItPlenary Presentation

  • Pramod Khargonekar, Assistant Director, National Science Foundation | View Presentation
2:15pm 2:30pm


2:30pm 3:30pm

Focusing on the "E" in STEM—Breakout Sessions

3:30pm 3:45pm


3:45pm 4:30pm

K–12 and Higher Education: Why Collaboration Is VitalPlenary Presentation

  • Joseph Cocozza, Co-Director of Education and Outreach Programs, Biomimetic MicroElectronic Systems, Engineering Research Center; Assistant Professor of Research, Ophthalmology, University of Southern California | View Presentation
  • Adah Leshem, Program Director of Pre-College Education, NSF Engineering Research Center for Biorenewable Chemicals | View Presentation