Monday, September 10, 2012

Future and Current Challenges in STEM Education

"Math and science are the engines of innovation. With these engines, we can lead the world." - Dr. Michael Brown, former Nobel Prize winner for medicine.

It is a critical time for the U.S.: our standard of living will change unless we change our way of living and produce more workers trained in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). We all must take part. Come hear a panel discussion on STEM efforts in the U.S. and Austin's role in shaping a better future for our country.

Pre-Registration offer ends 09/14/2012

The most important resource fueling growth of the global knowledge economy is a STEM-trained and experienced professional. Georgetown University recently reported that the U.S. economy is already demanding many more STEM professionals than are currently supplied, and though only 5% of U.S. jobs today are in STEM fields, this figure should rise to more than 30% over time. As the Austin/San Antonio corridor continues to grow we are acutely experiencing this shortage.

This panel discussion will feature various regional and national voices experiencing and working to address this challenge. Panelists will present perspectives on advancements in STEM education in K-12, higher education, and non-traditional education models. It will also look at investment in this space and the challenges and demands of various technology sectors. The panel will explore critical innovations that are needed to advance STEM education, and whether Austin has the right combination of resources to adequately meet the demands of the economy moving forward.

Joel Trammell is currently the Austin Technology Council Chairman, CEO of CacheIQ, Inc and co-founder of NetQOS Inc. Mr. Trammell was also a 2006 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award winner and the Austin BusinessJournal's 2005 Private Company Executive of the Year. Mr. Trammell's achievements in information technology span two decades and also include... read more

Jeff Sandefer started his first business at age sixteen. After earning an MBA he founded Sandefer Offshore, an oil and gas company that generated hundreds of millions of dollars in profits in less than five years. He then ran Sandefer Capital Partners, a half-billion dollar energy investment fund... read more

Jeremy Robbins is a Policy Advisor and Special Counsel in the office of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the Director of the Partnership for a New American Economy, the bipartisan coalition of more than 450 business leaders and mayors making the case that smarter immigration laws will help our companies better compete and create American jobs. One of the Partnership’s primary legislative agendas is to reform our immigration laws to... read more

Allyson Peerman is AMD’s Corporate Vice President of Public Affairs, responsible for the company’s Government Affairs, Community Affairs, and Corporate Responsibility efforts worldwide. In her role as President of the AMD Foundation, Peerman provides strategy and tactical counsel for AMD’s successful games-based learning initiative... read more

Dr. Timothy P. Scott is an associate professor of science education policy and currently serves as associate dean for undergraduate programs in the College of Science at Texas A&M University.  Dr. Scott also holds a joint appointment as an associate professor in the Department of Biology.  His research focuses on teaching and learning in science and student success.  Dr. Scott is co-director of... read more

Date: Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Time: 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Location: AT&T Conference and Education Center
Salon C, third floor
1900 University Avenue, Austin, Texas 78705

Registration Fees:

Pre-Registration (Offer Ends Friday, September 14, 2012): $25.00
General Admission: $30.00
Student pre-registration with valid student ID: $5
Student walk-up registration with valid student ID: $10 (space permitting)

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