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STEM Smart: Pathways to Middle-Skill Occupations and Beyond

Olin College of Engineering
Needham, Massachusetts
Downloads: Agenda.pdf | Presenter Bios.pdf | Program Descriptions.pdf
Time Description
- 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
- Pathways to Middle-Skill STEM Occupations and Beyond: Issues, Challenges and Opportunities Plenary 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
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Break

- Focusing on Pathways to Middle-Skill Occupations and Beyond—Breakout Sessions 
Downloads: Agenda.pdf | Presenter Bios.pdf | Program Descriptions.pdf
Time Description
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Networking (lunch served)
 

- 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 | View Presentation
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Break
Olin College of Engineering Student Expo

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

- 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
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Tours of Olin College of Engineering (optional)