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The theme of this year’s conference captures the range of what we’re up to: “Teach, Inspire, Hire.” But the subtext is: “Solutions, Progress, Results.” We not only raised the curtain on the national STEM movement last year in Dallas, but we also set the benchmarks. We assessed the state of play for a broad range of programs and initiatives, from creative hiring strategies used by high-tech employers to inventive pre-K teaching techniques. Now we’re back to look at the state of STEM in 2013 and to set some goals for 2014.

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Get ready for Round 2. If you were with us last year, it’s great to have you back. If this is your first time, please make yourself at home. This is the second annual gathering of the national STEM community, and all are welcome. Over the next three days, you will all have a unique opportunity to meet, greet and learn from an impressive array of talented leaders in the growing movement to solve the STEM jobs and education challenge. Employers, educators and policymakers are coming together again to celebrate recent successes and to focus on the next steps needed to address this critical issue.

We’ve got a full program, with topics carefully selected to address the needs of groups as disparate as human resource managers and Girl Scout leaders. The voice of the business community is crucial and, once again, we will be talking with an accomplished group of C-suite executives who speak for companies trying to fill many thousands of jobs. These include some of our corporate partners, who’ve been invaluable in helping us keep the focus on the ultimate STEM issue: jobs. And, of course, we’ll present the next installment of the very popular STEM Leadership Hall of Fame, where we’ll get a chance to cheer some of the folks who’ve led the way. We also hope you can take time to network and learn. Cross-pollination is a big purpose of STEM Solutions—and one you told us you found extremely valuable last year. Though it’s not formal in any way, there is a dynamic and growing community of people who truly get the STEM issue and have much to share. Our job is to put up the tent to help you find each other. We’re glad to have you with us. Best, Brian Kelly Editor and Chief Content Officer U.S. News & World Report

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General Information....................................................................... 7 Schedule-at-a-Glance.................................................................... 9 Keynote Agenda........................................................................... 13 Conference Session Descriptions.............................................. 17 U.S. News STEM Leadership Hall of Fame................................ 35

Floor Plan (Exhibit Hall)................................................................ 38 Exhibitor & Sponsor List.............................................................. 39 Supporting Organizations............................................................ 49

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Protecting our Nation & Driving Innovation through Diversity Our People are our Greatest Resource, Diversity is our Greatest Strength The mission of the Department of Defense is to provide the military forces needed to deter war and protect the security of our nation. To give us the edge on the battlefield, we innovate in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The key to our success is our people – military service members and civilian employees. We believe that diverse backgrounds and experiences give us a strategic advantage in developing the technologies and innovations that enable mission success. At the Department of Defense, diversity encompasses more than race & gender – we seek to include diversity of thought, abilities, background, language, culture, and skills. Learn more about how you can serve and protect the United States of America. Visit http://diversity.defense.gov to find out about military and civilian opportunities at the Department of Defense.


In 2012, the National Academy of Engineering named CTI at Arizona State University 1 of 29 programs in the country that effectively incorporates real-world experiences into higher education curriculum.

At CTI we teach through hands-on projects with industry sponsors that inspire students to create solutions through technology-based innovations. Companies that hire CTI grads employ job-ready professionals from an institution recognized for incorporating real-world experiences into our curriculum. learn more at technology.asu.edu

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general information

Exhibit Hours Monday, June 17

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Tuesday, June 18

7:30 am - 4:00 pm

Wednesday, June 19 7:30 am - 12:00 pm Conference Hours See Schedule-at-a-Glance, pages 9 & 11

Austin Convention Center - Room 2 Sponsored by: Hours of operation: Monday, June 17

9:00 am - 6:30 pm

Tuesday, June 18

7:30 am - 5:15 pm

Wednesday, June 19

7:30 am - 2:30 pm

Please join us for the opening night reception celebrating this year’s U.S. News STEM Solutions National Conference Network with your colleagues and other STEM leaders. When: Monday, June 17 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm

general information

Press Room

Opening Night

Speaker Room Austin Convention Center - Room 1 Hours of operation: Monday, June 17

9:00 am - 6:30 pm

Tuesday, June 18

7:30 am - 5:15 pm

Wednesday, June 19

7:30 am - 2:30 pm

Where: Austin Convention Center Exhibit Hall 2

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schedule-at-a-glance Monday, June 17, 2013 3:00 pm 5:00 pm

Opening Keynote presentations (Exhibit Hall 1)

5:15 pm 6:30 pm

Welcome RECEPTION (Exhibit Halls 2 and 3)

TUESDAY June 18, 2013 7:30 am 8:30 am

Continental breakfast (exhibit Halls 2 and 3)

GENERAL SESSION (exhibit hall 1)

Ballroom A

Ballroom B

Ballroom C

Room 4

Room 5

Room 6

Room 7

Room 8

9:45 am 10:45 am

Session 701: We Don’t Hate Math: Closing the Gender Gap

Session 201: The Classroom of the Future: The Next Generation of Digital Education

Session 101: Overhauling Teacher Prep to Improve K-12 STEM Instruction

Session 301: Best Practices in Talent Development

Session 901: Getting Students Engaged: Inspiration Through Meaningful STEM Experiences

Session 801: Fever Pitch: 3 Minutes to Make Your Organization’s Case

Session 601: Setting a New Standard in Science

Session 501: Toddlers to Techies: Getting an Early Jump on STEM

11:00 am 12:00 pm

Session 202: Can MOOCs Help Improve STEM Education?

Session 802: Branded: Building a STEM Campaign That Will Make an Impression

Session 102: STEM Majors: Making Those First Two Years Count

Session 302: Show Me Your Skills: Online Badges and Alternative Credentials

Session 902: STEM District Design: Getting Started When One Size Doesn’t Fit All

Session 602: Common Core in Action

Session 502: Advanced Placement Courses: The Upcoming Revisions

Session 402: Keeping Up: How Companies Handle Continuing Education

12:15 pm 2:00 pm

lunch, networking, book author signings, announcements (exhibit Halls 2 and 3)

2:15 pm 3:15 pm

general session: The Great Debate (Exhibit hall 1)

3:15 pm 4:00 pm

4:15 pm 5:15 pm

schedule-at-a-glance

8:30 am 9:30 am

Refreshment Break, announcements (exhibit halls 2 and 3) Session 303: The Role of the Feds and States: Policies That Create Skilled STEM Professionals

Session 103: Bringing—and Keeping— Women in the Fold on Campus

Session 503: Beyond the Classroom Walls: Afterschool and Extracurricular Programs

Session 403: Transforming Career and Technical Education for the Global Economy

Session 903: Building Community Momentum: From Start-Up Initiatives Toward Collective Impact

Session 803: How to Win Coverage of STEM: Journalists Reveal What Makes A Good Story

Session 703: Developing Holistic Support Systems for Minority Students

Session 203: Blended Learning, Flipped Classrooms, and Other Innovative Teaching Techniques

Track Key 1 Higher Education: Fixing the Leaky Pipeline 2 Education Technology: Finding the Right Fit 3 Workforce Development: The Search for Skills and Talent 4 Community Colleges and Career and Technical Education: Bridging the Gap 5 K-12 STEM Education: The Primary Focus 6 Education Standards: Raising the Bar 7 Underrepresented Populations: An Untapped Resource 8 Communication and Branding: Spreading the Word on STEM 9 The STEMx Difference: Local Innovation, State Leadership, National Impact

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schedule-at-a-glance WEDNESDAY June 19, 2013 7:30 am 8:30 am

Continental breakfast (Exhibit halls 2 and 3)

8:30 am 9:45 am

general session (exhibit hall 1)

Ballroom A 10:00 am 11:00 am

Ballroom C

Room 4

Room 5

Room 6

Session 204: Making the Right Technology Investments for Your School or District

Session 404: The Jobs Match: Aligning Training with Business Needs

Session 604: The Front Lines: On-the-Job Training for STEM Teachers

Session 904: Policy & Advocacy Solutions: Championing STEM from the School Board to the Statehouse

Session 504: Lessons from the Specialized STEM High Schools

11:00 am 12:00 pm

12:15 pm 2:15 pm

Room 7 Session 704: Overcoming Barriers for Students with Disabilities

Room 8 Session 804: Taking STEM Digital: How to Successfully Recruit and Engage Via Social Media

Networking, announcements (exhibit halls 2 and 3)

U.S. News STEM leadership hall of fame awards luncheon (exhibit Hall 1)

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Session 304: Business and Higher Education: Responding to STEM Workforce Needs

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keynote agenda Monday, June 17, 2013 Keynote Panel: STEM Needs in Manufacturing

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm | Exhibit Hall 1 Summit Opening

Jack Ford, Co-Founder, AmericanEDtv; CBS News Legal Analyst

Eric D. Fingerhut, Vice President, Education & STEM Learning, Battelle Memorial Institute

Eric Spiegel, President and CEO, Siemens

Keynote Conversation Margaret Spellings, President and CEO, Margaret Spellings & Company; Senior Advisor, U.S. Chamber of Commerce; U.S. Secretary of Education, 2005-2009

Brian Kelly, Editor and Chief Content Officer, U.S. News & World Report

Moderator:

Gina Burkhardt, Executive Vice President, American Institutes for Research

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm | Exhibit Hall 1 Keynote Panel: The Power of STEM

The Great Debate: Are We Moving Too Slowly?

Nancy Dussault Smith, Vice President of Marketing Communications, iRobot

Maria Klawe, Ph.D., President, Harvey Mudd College

Gordon B. Mills, M.D., Ph.D., Chairman and Professor, Department of Systems Biology; Co-Director, Institute for Personalized Cancer Therapy, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Arthur Levine, Ph.D., President, Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation

Bree Sandlin, cancer survivor

Camsie A. McAdams, Senior Advisor on STEM Education, U.S. Department of Education

Leland Melvin, Associate Administrator for Education, NASA

Nina Rees, President and CEO, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools

Stefanie Sanford, Ph.D., Chief of Global Policy and Advocacy, The College Board

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Moderator:

Jack Ford, Co-Founder, AmericanEDtv; CBS News Legal Analyst

TUESDAY, June 18, 2013 8:30 am - 9:30 am | Exhibit Hall 1 Keynote Remarks Best STEM High Schools Presentation

Mayim Bialik, Ph.D., STEM Advocate; actress, “The Big Bang Theory”

Moderator:

Brian Kelly, Editor and Chief Content Officer, U.S. News & World Report

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keynote sessions WEdnesday, June 19, 2013

TUESDAY, June 18, 2013

8:30 am - 9:45 am | Exhibit Hall 1

12:15 pm - 2:15 pm | Exhibit Hall 1

Keynote Remarks:

U.S. News STEM Leadership Hall of Fame Awards Luncheon

Surya Kant, President, North America, UK and Europe, Tata Consultancy Services

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Keynote Remarks and Awards Presentation: Keynote Panel: What Big Employers Want Sajan Pillai, CEO, UST Global

Michael Araten, President and CEO, K’NEX Brands & the Rodon Group

Ray Almgren, Vice President, Marketing, National Instruments

Hall of Fame Honoree Discussion

Dan Arvizu, Ph.D., Director and Chief Executive, U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory; Chairman, National Science Board

Sylvia Earle, Ph.D., Explorer-in-Residence, National Geographic Society

Irwin Mark Jacobs, Sc.D., Founding Chairman and CEO Emeritus, Qualcomm

Lucy Sanders, CEO and Co-Founder, National Center for Women & Information Technology

Charles M. Vest, Ph.D., President, National Academy of Engineering; President Emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Moderator:

Brian Kelly, Editor and Chief Content Officer, U.S. News & World Report

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The STEMx™ network is a nationwide STEM network by the states, for the states. It provides a platform to share quality STEM educational practices, expand the number of STEM teachers, increase student achievement in STEM and grow tomorrow’s innovators. The STEMx™ network is managed by BattelleEd, a venture of Battelle, which builds and manages STEM innovations and networks. These networks generate, validate and spread innovations in STEM teaching and learning.

Learn more at www.STEMx.us

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TRACK 1: higher education: fixing the leaky pipeline SESSION 101: Overhauling Teacher Prep to Improve K-12 STEM Instruction Tuesday, June 18, 2013 | 9:45 am - 10:45 am | Ballroom C

Panel: Charles Coble, Ed.D., Co-Director, Science and Mathematics Teacher Imperative, Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities Robert J. Denson, President, Des Moines Area Community College Jennifer Drake, Ph.D., Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, University of Indianapolis Jill A. Marshall, Ph.D., Co-Director, UTeach; Associate Professor, Science and Mathematics Education, University of Texas at Austin Moderator: Virginia B. Edwards, Editor-in-Chief, Education Week

SESSION 102: STEM Majors: Making Those First Two Years Count Tuesday, June 18, 2013 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Ballroom C

Panel: Phillip J. Cornwell, Ph.D., Vice President for Academic Affairs, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Mitzi M. Montoya, Ph.D., Vice Provost and Dean, College of Technology and Innovation, Arizona State University Oscar F. Porter, Ph.D., Executive Director, Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA), University of California Eric Stade, Ph.D., Professor of Mathematics; Director, Center for STEM Learning, University of Colorado, Boulder Moderator: Stacey M. DelVecchio, Product Development & Global Technology, Caterpillar; President-Elect, Society of Women Engineers

SESSION 103: Bringing—and Keeping—Women in the Fold on Campus Tuesday, June 18, 2013 | 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm | Ballroom C

Presented by: Panel: Leah H. Jamieson, Ph.D., John A. Edwardson Dean of Engineering, Purdue University Linda P.B. Katehi, Ph.D., Chancellor, University of California–Davis Maria Klawe, Ph.D., President, Harvey Mudd College Bevlee A. Watford, Ph.D., P.E., Professor, Engineering Education; Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; Director, Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Diversity, Virginia Tech Moderator: Tricia Berry, Director, Women in Engineering Program, Cockrell School of Engineering, University of Texas at Austin

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At numerous colleges and universities, schools of education are scrambling to develop more effective methods of training new teachers and to draw more prospective educators into STEM fields. For instance, the UTeach program developed at the University of Texas–Austin is in 34 other universities so far and is proving very successful at attracting teacher candidates and providing both deep content knowledge and intensive field experience. And in a late 2012 report, the American Federation of Teachers suggests creating something akin to a comprehensive bar exam for aspiring teachers to assess their competency in educational knowledge and classroom performance. This session will explore what changes are needed in STEM teacher ed at the undergraduate and graduate levels and identify models of math and science instruction that hold promise.

STEM teaching, particularly for first- and second-year students. Instructional techniques that show promise include discovery-based interactive and team learning rather than lectures and more of a focus on problem solving. The learningassistant model of instruction, in which upperclassmen guide younger students; experiential learning; and a commitment to undergraduate research are other methods being introduced or widely used. In addition, because math is such a foundational STEM ability, and one that is lacking in so many high school graduates, it’s especially key to get the teaching of it right. This session will explore the rethinking of math and science and what strategies successfully turn two years of a STEM major into four—or more.

The glaring gender gap in STEM disciplines has been tackled with great success at a number of colleges and universities. This session will look at the evidence on what creates the gap and what reverses it: actively recruiting women, transforming the traditional macho “only the strong will survive” culture of science and engineering departments into one of developing and supporting talent, introducing the notion of using technical skills for humanitarian problem solving early in the curriculum, and intensively training prospective women engineers in spatial skills. Panelists will explore the current landscape for women in STEM in the halls of higher academia, how it’s changing, and what policies and programs are proving to be most effective.

It’s no secret that the first two years of college are the most crucial for STEM degree attainment. Numerous colleges and universities and several major organizations have introduced initiatives to identify what works best in undergraduate

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TRACK 2: Education TECHNOLOGY: FINDING THE RIGHT FIT SESSION 201: The Classroom of the Future: The Next Generation of Digital Education

SESSION 203: Blended Learning, Flipped Classrooms, and Other Innovative Teaching Techniques

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 | 9:45 am - 10:45 am | Ballroom B

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 | 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm | Room 8

Panel: Paul Corey, President, Science, Business, and Technology Division, Pearson Education Laurence Holt, Chief Product Officer, Amplify Emma Nothmann, Senior Director of Strategic Projects, Edmodo Carol Wetzel, Ed.D., Senior Director of Urban Partnerships, Discovery Education Moderator: Tracy Gray, Ph.D., Managing Director, Education, American Institutes for Research

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SESSION 202: Can MOOCs Help Improve STEM Education? Tuesday, June 18, 2013 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Ballroom A

Presented by: Introduction: Scott Smith, Senior Vice President, Human Resources Operations, AT&T Panel: Richard A. DeMillo, Ph.D., Director, Center for 21st Century Universities, Georgia Institute of Technology David W. Leebron, President, Rice University Andrew Ng, Ph.D., Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Coursera; Associate Professor of Computer Science, Stanford University Moderator: Jack Ford, Co-Founder, AmericanEDtv; CBS News Legal Analyst Millions of people around the world are now able to get free online access to courses produced by some of the top universities in the United States and elsewhere. In addition, some schools are refining the online model to enable students to have access to a wider range of for-credit courses taught by professors at leading universities. Boosters suggest these courses could reduce the cost of higher education as fewer teachers are needed, increase access to the best university minds, help stimulate technological advances, and build communities of learners. But will they fulfill their promise? This panel, which will consist of several key creators and providers of such massive open online courses (MOOCs), will discuss the rapidly developing trend while addressing crucial questions about how MOOCs might help fill the STEM pipeline.

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By mixing face-to-face teaching with computer-mediated instruction, teachers at the K-12 and college levels are creating more flexible learning environments, where students can progress through their lessons at their own pace and get personalized help if needed. Computer software can provide self-guided lessons and flag problems for instructors, who can then work with particular individuals or groups who need additional help. Different models of blended learning are being applied across the country. In this session, practitioners will examine the emerging results and lessons learned from the various techniques.

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Major educational providers have been aggressively ramping up efforts to develop products that will further help teachers customize lessons, while also capturing and analyzing data on student performance. Many new products will be interactive, data-intensive, and involve gaming and “immersive� experiences. This panel will feature representatives from several companies who will explain their visions of the next generation of learning technologies and how they will impact the educational process.

Panel: Jon Bergmann, Lead Technology Facilitator, Joseph Sears School, Kenilworth, Ill. Matthew Peterson, Ph.D., Co-Founder and Chief Technical Officer, MIND Research Institute Heather Clayton Staker, Senior Research Fellow, Innosight Institute Scott Thompson, Education and Workforce Strategist, Microsoft Moderator: Richard T. Schoephoerster, Ph.D., PE, Dean and Riter Professor, College of Engineering, University of Texas at El Paso

SESSION 204: Making the Right Technology Investments for Your School or District Wednesday, June 19, 2013 | 10:00 am -11:00 am | Ballroom B

Presented by: Introduction: Melendy Lovett, President, Education Technology, Texas Instruments Panel: Jhone M. Ebert, Chief Technology Officer, Clark County School District, Las Vegas, Nev. Mark Edwards, Ed.D., Superintendent, Mooresville Graded School District, Mooresville, N.C. Douglas A. Levin, Executive Director, State Educational Technology Directors Association Moderator: Ted Wells, Director, Strategic Partnerships, STEMconnector Well-designed digital environments can potentially reduce overall education costs in K-12 and boost quality at the same time. Computer software, for example, is being used to free teacher time by taking over tasks like grading papers, distributing assignments, and assessing classwork in labs. But K-12 schools need to carefully question how digital tools will specifically enhance the teaching of various subjects and develop effective plans to train teachers in advance to test out and implement the new tools. Administrators must also secure funding for technology resources and generally rely on diverse sources (state, district, parental) for purchase. This panel will discuss tried-and-true guidelines for making the right investment choices, as well as how to better share knowledge within and among school districts or localities.

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TRACK 3: workforce developement: THE SEARCH FOR SKILLS AND TALENT SESSION 301: Best Practices in Talent Development

SESSION 303: The Role of the Feds and States: Policies That Create Skilled STEM Professionals

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 | 9:45 am - 10:45 am | Room 4

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 | 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm | Ballroom A

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Panel: Samantha Dwinell, Director of Human Resources, Texas Instruments Lisa Kidd, Vice President, Human Resources, Infosys Lance A. LaVergne, Director of Talent Acquisition, Alcoa Moderator: Tim Welsh, Ed.D., Senior Vice President, Industry Strategy Group, University of Phoenix

Panel: Andres Alcantar, Chairman, Texas Workforce Commission Susan A. Bonilla, California State Assemblywoman Reginald Brothers, Ph.D., Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research, U.S. Department of Defense Jane Oates, Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, U.S. Department of Labor Moderator: Chris Roe, CEO, California STEM Learning Network

SESSION 302: Show Me Your Skills: Online Badges and Alternative Credentials Tuesday, June 18, 2013 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Room 4

Panel: Gary M. Green, Ed.D., President, Forsyth Technical Community College Jennifer McNelly, President, Manufacturing Institute Moderator: JD Hoye, President, National Academy Foundation In today’s business climate, it’s increasingly a worker’s skill set, rather than his or her degree, that counts. The education community has responded by ramping up skills training and retraining programs for learners of all ages, often working in partnerships with regional and national employers. The Manufacturing Institute, for instance, has launched a national skills certification program aimed at helping workers acquire and demonstrate particular talents in certain industries. And in the vein of video game rewards and Scout badges, a number of educators, companies, and organizations are developing digital student “badges” that show skills learned or specific objectives met. This panel will explore how skills certification programs and online badges can help shore up the STEM pipeline.

Across the country, state, regional, and local governments are engaged in various partnerships with industry to address the STEM skills and workforce gap. In addition to spearheading efforts to improving K-12 education standards, a number of states have introduced specialized job training programs in order to court corporations to their vicinities. At the federal level, many companies are calling on Congress to expand visas for foreign graduates of U.S. universities who hold STEM degrees to increase the nation’s talent pool. This session will explore programs at all levels of government and identify the most effective qualities of each for those looking to build scalable versions in their own jurisdictions.

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For a growing number of U.S. companies, finding skilled workers for unfilled jobs is becoming a critical priority. The dearth of talent affects a surprisingly wide array of industries, from high-tech and manufacturing to energy, healthcare, and retail. It is becoming increasingly clear that at least partial responsibility for addressing this issue will fall to the chief talent officers at major American firms. The many concurrent dialogues among business and academia are leading to partnerships and innovations that show great promise. But many agree that progress on this front isn’t happening fast enough. Top officials from several major companies will define and discuss programs to create and ensure a STEM-capable workforce, including new research from an executive roundtable convened in February by U.S. News & World Report, STEMconnector, and the University of Phoenix.

SESSION 304: Business and Higher Education: Responding to STEM Workforce Needs Wednesday, June 19, 2013 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am | Ballroom A

Presented by: Panel: Rose Stuckey Kirk, President, Verizon Foundation Barbara R. Snyder, President, Case Western Reserve University Thomas Seitz, Senior Vice President, Strategic Excellence Initiatives, Sherwin-Willams Moderator: Brian K. Fitzgerald, Ed.D., CEO, Business-Higher Education Forum Despite the weak national economy, many well-paying jobs requiring STEM degrees are going unfilled. Business and industry are not finding the talent they need in key fields, and many recent college graduates seeking jobs are frustrated that their skills and academic backgrounds do not align with workforce needs. This session will focus on strategies to align STEM undergraduate education with the highest demand jobs and increase the number of STEM graduates. Business and academic leaders will explore how to develop more effective “signaling mechanism” to articulate and respond to workforce needs. They will also discuss innovative regional projects they are developing with the Business-Higher Education Forum designed to partner companies with postsecondary institutions, increase STEM skills and degree attainment, and align undergraduate education with regional workforce requirements.

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TRACK 4: COMMUNITY COLLEGES AND CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION: BRIDGING THE GAP SESSION 402: Keeping Up: How Companies Handle Continuing Education P M S 7477 + P M S 187

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Room 8

Presented by: Panel: Darla Olson, Co-Chair, Health Careers Collaborative of Greater Cincinnati; Employment Director, TriHealth Richard M. Rhodes, Ph.D., President and CEO, Austin Community College District Lisa Zankman, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Moderator: Jeffrey Weld, Ph.D., Executive Director, Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council; Associate Professor of Biology, University of Northern Iowa P R E F ERRED P A L E TT E / S O LI D

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SESSION 403: Transforming Career and Technical Education for the Global Economy Tuesday, June 18, 2013 | 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm | Room 4

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SESSION 404: The Jobs Match: Aligning Training with Business Needs Wednesday, June 19, 2013 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am | Ballroom C

Presented by: Panel: Gary Coman, Director of Corporate Affairs, Cisco Networking Academy Elaine Johnson, Ph.D., Executive Director, Bio-Link Annette Parker, Ed.D., Executive Director, AMTEC; System Director of Workforce Education, Kentucky Community and Technical College System Moderator: Michael Alvarez, Executive Director, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

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In today’s technology-driven world, employees must be upto-date on the latest advances within their industries. A prime example is healthcare: think robotic surgery, telemedicine, advanced diagnostics, to name a few. Partnerships between hospitals and community colleges and four-year institutions, as well as community organizations, are springing up to feed the hunger for skilled healthcare employees. In addition, a number of community college and CTE programs have been created to re-educate older workers aiming to extend their skills and come back from a downsizing or to postpone retirement. Discover some current best practices in continuing education and how employers are using these programs to plug needed workers into critical slots.

schools to entire high schools dedicated to a professional field. And students are increasingly participating in off-site internships and apprenticeships during the school day. This panel will explore some of the new initiatives to create high school career pathways of studies in strategic industries in various cities and states.

Many of the nation’s two-year institutions have rapidly stepped up to design coursework to fill the specific training needs of the businesses in their local areas. The Kentucky-based Automotive Manufacturing Technical Education Collaborative, for instance, is a partnership of a number of community colleges and major car manufacturers, while the San Francisco-area Bio-Link Center focuses on schools and employers in the biotechnology realm. Around the country, such partnerships between community colleges and local businesses are producing skilled employees for actual jobs. This session will explore success stories and offer advice on how such partnerships can be replicated.

Introduction: Steve Woodhead, Manager, Global Social Investment, Chevron Panel: Vince Bertram, Ed.D., President and CEO, Project Lead The Way Rashid Ferrod Davis, Founding Principal, Pathways in Technology Early College High School, Brooklyn, N.Y. Amy Loyd, Director, Pathways to Prosperity Network, Jobs for the Future, Harvard Graduate School of Education Johan E. Uvin, Ed.D., Deputy Assistant Secretary of Policy and Strategic Initiatives, Office of Vocational and Adult Education, U.S. Department of Education Moderator: Mimi Lufkin, CEO, National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity The traditional two-track model of college-prep and vocational education is being replaced by an array of ways to make all high school students more college- and career-ready. They range from seamless integration of core curricula with career studies to career-themed learning communities or “academies” within

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TRACK 5: k-12 stem EDUCATION: the primary focus SESSION 501: Toddlers to Techies: Getting an Early Jump on STEM

SESSION 503: Beyond the Classroom Walls: Afterschool and Extracurricular Programs

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 | 9:45 am - 10:45 am | Room 8

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 | 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm | Ballroom B

Panel: Christine Cunningham, Ph.D., Founder and Director, Engineering is Elementary; Vice President, Museum of Science, Boston Mallory Hytes Hagan, Miss America 2013 Steve Schneider, Ph.D., Senior Program Director of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, WestEd Rosemarie Truglio, Ph.D., Senior Vice President of Education and Research, Sesame Workshop Moderator: Janet Raloff, Editor, Science News for Kids

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SESSION 502: Advanced Placement Courses: The Upcoming Revisions Tuesday, June 18, 2013 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Room 7

Panel: Karen Lionberger, Curriculum Director, Advanced Placement Science Program, The College Board Paul D. Price, Science Department Chairman, Trinity Valley School, Fort Worth, Texas Brad Williamson, UKanTeach Master Teacher, University of Kansas Moderator: Reeve Hamilton, Reporter, Texas Tribune Between 2012 and 2015, the College Board is redesigning AP tests in biology, chemistry, and physics (among other subjects) with the hope of allowing for more in-depth classroom instruction and student critical and analytical thinking. The College Board offers a range of information, workshops, and resources for teachers and students about the changes to the tests and how they might impact classroom instruction. In this workshop, teachers and College Board professionals will provide an overview of the revisions to the AP curricula.

Educational opportunities in science and math shouldn’t stop when the school bell rings. Balancing formal and informal instruction in STEM can be an effective way to introduce and engage student interest in the subjects. Many experts note participation in afterschool activities help students learn the oftdesired soft skills, such as teamwork and communication, and the enjoyment and social setting is apt to prompt a youngster’s passion for STEM more quickly—and sustain it. This panel will identify STEM afterschool programs with proven track records of motivating and inspiring youngsters’ interest in STEM, explain possible connections that instructors can make with in-class lessons, and address topics such as how to fund such efforts and spreading the word among parents and students.

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Some experts say getting children interested in STEM should start very early, even as young as pre-kindergarten, in order to help keep students interested and engaged in STEM throughout their lives. Such STEM engagement efforts take many forms and incorporate a variety of out-of-classroom resources. What are some of the best practices for early-age STEM programs and what regional models are scalable across the country? This session will identify aspects of early education programs that are proving successful and offer strategies for educators to use to foster and sustain more children’s interest in STEM.

Panel: Joe Astroth, Ph.D., Chairman of the Board, Robotics Education & Competition Foundation Matthew Blakely, Director, Motorola Solutions Foundation Ronald J. Gidwitz, Co-Founder, GCG Partners; National Chairman, Boys & Girls Clubs of America Tamara Hudgins, Ph.D., Executive Director, Girlstart Jennifer Sirangelo, Executive Vice President and COO, National 4-H Council Moderator: Patrick D’Amelio, CEO, Washington STEM

SESSION 504: Lessons from the Specialized STEM High Schools Wednesday, June 19, 2013 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am | Room 6

Presented: Panel: Mark Heffron, High School Director, Denver School of Science and Technology Aimee Kennedy, Chief Academic Officer, Battelle STEM – Metro Early College High School, Columbus, Ohio Lizzette Gonzalez Reynolds, Chief Deputy Commissioner, Texas Education Agency Moderator: Sandi Everlove, Chief Learning Officer, Washington STEM There are more than 100 public high schools in the country, including a great many in Texas through the state’s T-STEM initiative, that give special focus to STEM education. These institutions produce graduates that are much more likely to pursue college degrees in STEM, according to a 2011 report from the National Research Council. What attributes of these schools are showing promise? What lessons can traditional high schools, public and private, draw from them to boost their own STEM efforts? Come along and explore these all-things-STEM schools with some of their leaders and officials.

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TRACK 6: Education standards: RAISING THE BAR SESSION 601: Setting a New Standard in Science Tuesday, June 18, 2013 | 9:45 am - 10:45 am | Room 7

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Science education at the K-12 level is in need of a revamp, as many current curricula are based on standards that are more than a decade old and American students lag their global peers in performance. Based on frameworks from the National Research Council, several groups have partnered to develop a cutting-edge set of benchmarks for student achievement in science, the Next Generation Science Standards, which have drawn support from 26 states. In this workshop session, authors and other leaders in their development will provide a status report on the recently released standards, including the next steps for implementation, and answer your specific queries on the upcoming changes.

SESSION 602: Common Core in Action Tuesday, June 18, 2013 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Room 6

Panel: Karen Kidwell, Director, Division of Program Standards, Office of Next Generation Learners, Kentucky Department of Education Maria Pitre-Martin, Ph.D., State Director, K-12 Curriculum and Instruction, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Sandi Woodall, Assistant Director for Curriculum and Instruction, Georgia Department of Education Moderator: Marina Stenos, Vice President, Widmeyer Communications

SESSION 604: The Front Lines: On-the-Job Training for STEM Teachers Wednesday, June 19, 2013 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am | Room 4

Panel: John Chandler, Ph.D., Director, T-STEM Center, Texas Tech University Karen Symms Gallagher, Ph.D., Dean, USC Rossier School of Education Dave Saba, Chief Operating Officer, National Math and Science Initiative Moderator: Angela Minnici, Ph.D., Director, Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, American Institutes for Research

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Introduction: Blair Blackwell, Senior Specialist, Global Social Investment, Chevron Panel: Zoe Evans, Assistant Principal, Central Middle School, Carrollton, Ga. Peter McLaren, Science and Technology Specialist, Rhode Island Department of Education; Past President, Council of State Science Supervisors Stephen L. Pruitt, Ph.D., Senior Vice President for Content, Research and Development, Achieve Moderator: Jessica Bridges, CEO, Triangle Coalition for Science and Technology Education

first state to implement Common Core and test on it, has seen proficiency scores drop but college- and career-readiness levels rise. North Carolina has also introduced tests keyed toward Common Core, while several other states boast numerous education resources, curricular framework, and other tools that might prove beneficial to their counterparts across the nation. In this workshop, officials from Kentucky, North Carolina, and Georgia will answer your questions, share success stories and trouble spots related to Common Core, and propose strategies that other jurisdictions might use to apply the new standards to their curricula.

Helping students meet rigorous new standards and assessments begins by training K-12 educators, many of whom have been in the classroom for decades. Professional development is taking a variety of forms: intensive workshops and summer institutes; books and online instruction; off-theshelf curricula that come with training in how to teach them; and outreach from university-based STEM education centers. Some states, too, are introducing teacher training aligned to the new Common Core math standards, appointing local and regional teacher leaders and building comprehensive toolkits to help educators. This session will describe effective professional development programs already at work and identify the most successful strategies in states that have been earliest in moving forward with new standards.

Forty-five states and the District of Columbia have adopted the Common Core State Standards for mathematics, a set of uniform benchmarks for achievement that aim to produce more college- and career-ready students. The standards are in the early stages of implementation in several states, some of which have since expressed concern with them. Kentucky, the

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TRACK 7: UNDERREPRESENTED POPULATIONS: AN UNTAPPED RESOURCE SESSION 701: We Don’t Hate Math: Closing the Gender Gap Tuesday, June 18, 2013 | 9:45 am - 10:45 am | Ballroom A

Presented by: Panel: Erika Ebbel Angle, Ph.D., CEO and Founder, Science from Scientists Jully Burau, Chief Engineer, Full Size Trucks, General Motors Darlene M. Miller, President and CEO, Permac Industries Maria T. Zuber, Ph.D., Vice President for Research; E. A. Griswold Professor of Geophysics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Moderator: Skylar Jackson, External Communications and Program Director, Entertainment Industries Council

SESSION 703: Developing Holistic Support Systems for Minority Students

SESSION 704: Overcoming Barriers for Students with Disabilities Wednesday, June 19, 2013 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am | Room 7

Panel: Margo Vreeburg Izzo, Ph.D., Professor and Program Director, Ohio State University Nisonger Center J. Phillip King, P.E., Ph.D., Professor and Associate Department Head, Department of Civil Engineering, New Mexico State University Henry “Hoby” Wedler, Chemistry Ph.D. Candidate, University of California–Davis Moderator: Richard A. Weibl, Director, Project on Science, Technology and Disability, American Association for the Advancement of Science Until recently, many students with disabilities have found themselves faced with nearly insurmountable barriers when considering STEM careers. But increasingly diverse strategies are being employed to bring down these barriers, including the development of new assistive technologies. Various organizations are developing programs to help train teachers to work with students with disabilities, setting up mentoring programs, and promoting the use and development of the assistive technologies. This panel will feature innovative methods, practices, and programs that assist students with disabilities in STEM education.

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Though women represent half the workforce, they still fill less than a quarter of the jobs in traditional STEM fields. Experts have many theories on the actions that need to be taken to help girls develop an interest in and build their confidence in the STEM disciplines, which have been traditionally male. From revising workplace structures and providing more role models to encouraging parents and society as a whole to relinquish deepseated and unconscious biases about girls and science and math, panelists will discuss how schools, communities, businesses, and families are inspiring and supporting girls interested in pursuing STEM subjects.

major corporations to support scholarships, summer research projects, and internships. This panel will examine the successful approaches to keeping and retaining minorities in STEM and discuss various strategies that are being implemented around the country.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 | 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm | Room 7

Presented by: Panel: Benjamin Flores, Ph.D., Dean of the Graduate School, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas at El Paso Trevor Greene, Principal, Toppenish High School, Toppenish, Washington Mark B. Rosenberg, Ph.D., President, Florida International University Renetta Garrison Tull, Ph.D., Associate Vice Provost for Graduate Student Development and Postdoctoral Affairs, University of Maryland, Baltimore County Moderator: Carlos Rodriguez, Ph.D., Principal Research Scientist, American Institutes for Research Successful programs targeting minority students utilize a multi-pronged strategy, including offering mentor support, strengthening teaching practices, and securing funding from

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TRACK 8: communication and branding: SPREADING THE WORD ON STEM Presented by:

SESSION 801: Fever Pitch: 3 Minutes to Make Your Organization’s Case Tuesday, June 18, 2013 | 9:45 am - 10:45 am | Room 6 Susan Feeney, Partner, GMMB Chapin Springer, Account Supervisor, GMMB

SESSION 802: Branded: Building a STEM Campaign That Will Make an Impression Tuesday, June 18, 2013 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Ballroom B

Panel: Jeff Hahn, Principal, Hahn, Texas Jeff Martin, Creative Director, GMMB Shelby Stephens, Founding Partner, Formation Building support for STEM education and recruiting requires storytelling, vision, and a memorable brand. STEM has a confused image at best. Watch several top communications firms pitch new branding and creative branding concepts for a STEM ad campaign in real time. This public “pitch-off” will be presented before a panel of judges, with audience input. Join us for ideas and a crash course in how communicators get to the heart of the issue in order to cut through the clutter.

SESSION 804: Taking STEM Digital: How to Successfully Recruit and Engage Via Social Media Wednesday, June 19, 2013 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am | Room 8

Panel: Jessi Langsen, Vice President, Digital, Hill + Knowlton Strategies Shannon Raybold, Vice President, GMMB Moderator: Jason Koebler, Science and Technology Reporter, U.S. News & World Report Most people are plugged in. Connected. Friended. Followed. Linked. Pinned. RSS fed. And ready to consume fresh digital content as it rolls in. That’s life in our digitally centered culture, and it’s essential to leverage digital and social media to meet and continually connect with our audiences where they are. This panel features one of the Obama 2012 campaign social media gurus and GMMB digital strategist and vice president Shannon Raybold. They will focus on practical steps you can put into action for your organization, with a focus on digital storytelling– including examples of best practices on top platforms, ideas for STEM fields, and a take-home tip sheet.

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Three minutes to tell me who you are, what you do, and why someone should care--sometimes that’s all you get. Being able to tell your organization’s story and deliver your message in a concise and compelling way is the name of the game. This session challenges a group of pre-selected attendees to take the stage and give GMMB communications experts—and the audience—their company or organization’s best 3-minute “elevator” pitch. Following the presentations, participants and the audience will discuss key elements of getting your message across effectively.

their reporting, from how they approach a STEM-related story to deciding which pitches to pursue and making final edits. Learn from these journalists how to pitch them, what most interests them, and what constitutes a strong story. In addition, attendees can take advantage of the Q&A session to share with the panel their thoughts on what’s missing in today’s STEM coverage in the media.

SESSION 803: How to Win Coverage of STEM: Journalists Reveal What Makes a Good Story Tuesday, June 18, 2013 | 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm | Room 6

Panel: David Ewing Duncan, Science Journalist and Author Caroline W. Hendrie, Executive Director, Education Writers Association Patrick Michels, Reporter, Texas Observer Moderator: Chapin Springer, Account Supervisor, GMMB Not getting the coverage you’d like? This panel features top education and science journalists discussing what goes into

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TRACK 9: THE STEMx DIFFERENCE: LOCAL INNOVATION, STATE LEADERSHIP, NATIONAL IMPACT Presented by:

SESSION 901: Getting Students Engaged: Inspiration Through Meaningful Stem Experiences Tuesday, June 18, 2013 | 9:45 am - 10:45 am | Room 5

Panel: Marcella Klein Williams, Ed.D., Chief Educational Officer, California STEM Learning Network Brad McLain, Ph.D., Co-Director, XSCI: Experiential Science Education Research Collaborative, University of Colorado, Denver

SESSION 902: Stem District Design: Getting Started When One Size Doesn’t Fit All Tuesday, June 18, 2013 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Room 5

Panel: Sharon Beddard-Hess, Director of Professional Development, ASSET STEM Education Beth Broome, Manager, STEM Integration, Arizona STEM Network, Science Foundation Arizona Reo Pruiett, Ed.D., Program Officer, T-STEM Initiative, Educate Texas Cynthia Pulkowski, Executive Director, ASSET STEM Education Moderator: David Burns, Executive Director, Battelle STEM Innovation Networks Many schools, districts and states are interested in STEM but have difficulty getting initiatives off the ground. After determining that STEM is a good idea, the task then becomes moving from concept to implementation. Who are the “right” stakeholders? How do the business and education communities communicate and arrive at shared vision? In this workshop session, state STEM network leaders will discuss methods that have successfully moved initiatives forward at the local, regional and state level, using tools developed by practitioners in the field. Experience the STEMx open innovation model for exchange that builds on “how we did it” across multiple STEMx states.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 | 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm | Room 5

Panel: Tori Austin, Co-Director, Transformation T-STEM Center Melinda Curless, STEM Initiatives Consultant, Kentucky Department of Education Dustin Pyles, Director of Operations, Ohio STEM Learning Network Mark Vaughn, Ph.D., Manager, Technical Talent Pipelining and Lead for Technology Community Office of STEM, Corning Inc. Moderator: Margaret Ashida, Director, STEMx, BattelleEd More and more communities across the nation have formed STEM partnerships with a shared vision and action plans. They are engaging partners from across the spectrum of business, education, government and community-based organizations in their work, and are already beginning to see the fruits of their collaboration. Many communities also experience growing pains in evolving from start-up initiatives to – ultimately – the ongoing delivery of collective impact. This challenge exists at the local, regional, statewide and even national level. Join this workshop with leaders from STEMx states who are engaged in the work on the ground required to move networks along the continuum toward collective impact. Learn how to apply STEMx tools – developed by the states, for the states – to your own community.

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Student engagement plays a pivotal role in meeting the goals of STEM workforce development and literacy. It is one of four federal policy priorities in America Competes reauthorization. Intentionally and strategically inspiring student interest in STEM is critical for filling the talent pipeline. There are growing but often-uncoordinated collections of resources from business, education and community-based organizations that seek to offer students in meaningful STEM experiences. State STEM networks are connecting the dots and spreading both promising and proven practices through STEMx. Expert leaders will demonstrate strategies for coordinating STEM resources into an engine of engagement and introduce STEMx tools for spreading innovation and fueling the talent pipeline.

SESSION 903: Building Community Momentum: From Start-Up Initiatives Toward Collective Impact

SESSION 904: Policy & Advocacy Solutions: Championing STEM From The School Board To The Statehouse Wednesday, June 19, 2013 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am | Room 5

Panel: Terri Nikole Baca, Director, Policy & STEM Education and New Mexico STEM Network, Innovate+Educate John Fitzpatrick, Executive Director, Educate Texas Chris Roe, CEO, California STEM Learning Network Moderator: Caroline King, Chief Policy Officer, Washington STEM Have you ever wondered how policy could help you achieve goals like closing opportunity gaps in STEM education, scaling a best practice or building a STEM capable workforce? Or wanted to get expert advice on how to champion STEM in the media, with policymakers and the grassroots? Then this workshop is for you. Get ready to roll up your sleeves alongside colleagues who have led successful policy and advocacy campaigns in STEMx states. STEMx will debut actionable solutions that STEMx state leaders have put into practice. Working with a breakout group and a STEMx peer consultant, you will gain new tools and resources that will help you identify high-impact state policy levers and develop advocacy strategies in support of your STEM goals.

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Dan Arvizu, Ph.D. Director and Chief Executive, U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory; Chairman, National Science Board Dan E. Arvizu became the eighth Director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) on January 15, 2005 — the primary laboratory for energy efficiency and renewable energy research and development. NREL is operated for DOE by Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (Alliance). Dr. Arvizu is President of Alliance and also is an Executive Vice President with the MRIGlobal, headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri. Prior to joining NREL, Dr. Arvizu was the chief technology officer with CH2M HILL Companies, Ltd. Before joining CH2M, he was an executive with Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Sylvia Earle, Ph.D. Sylvia A. Earle is Explorer in Residence at the National Geographic Society, Founder of Mission Blue/ Sylvia Earle Alliance, Founder of Deep Ocean Exploration and Research (DOER), Chair of the Advisory Council for the Harte Research Institute and former Chief Scientist of NOAA. Author of more than 180 publications and leader of more than 100 expeditions with 7,000 hours underwater, she is a graduate of Florida State University with an M.S. and Ph.D. from Duke University and 23 honorary doctorates. Her research concerns the ecology and conservation of marine ecosystems and development of technology for access to the deep sea.

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Irwin Mark Jacobs, Sc.D. Founding Chairman and CEO Emeritus, Qualcomm Irwin Mark Jacobs is Founding Chairman and CEO Emeritus of Qualcomm, a company he co-founded in 1985. As CEO through 2005 and Chairman through 2009, he led the growth from startup to Fortune 500 Company, now with over 22,000 employees worldwide. Qualcomm pioneered the development and commercialization of CDMA wireless technology, the basis for all third-generation cellular networks which now provide voice and broadband Internet access for over 1.6 billion customers. Qualcomm is the world’s largest semiconductor supplier for wireless products and a leader in introducing fourth-generation technology.

Lucy Sanders CEO and Co-Founder, National Center for Women & Information Technology Lucy Sanders is CEO and Co-Founder of the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), a consortium of more than 350 corporations, universities, and non-profits working to increase the participation of girls and women in computing and information technology. She also serves as Executive-in-Residence for the ATLAS Institute at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Ms. Sanders has an extensive industry background, having worked in R&D and executive (VP) positions at AT&T Bell Labs, Lucent Bell Labs, and Avaya Labs for over 20 years, where she specialized in systems-level software and solutions, multimedia communication, and customer relationship management.

Charles M. Vest, Ph.D. President, National Academy of Engineering; President Emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Charles M. Vest is president of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and president emeritus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the author of a book on holographic interferometry and two books on higher education. He holds 19 honorary doctorates, and received the 2006 National Medal of Technology from President George W. Bush, and the 2011 Vannevar Bush award from the U.S. National Science Board. Sponsored by:

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Authors’ corner bookstore (Booth 121) A variety of books are provided for purchase during Exhibit Hall hours. See schedule in the Exhibit Hall for notice of special book signing appearances. Powered by :

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Ten80 Pavilion Booth 325 “Engineering” occurs at the intersection of science, math and technology. Not everyone will be an engineer, but everyone will need the ability to think critically and apply lessons that STEM teaches us about turning ideas into reality. The Ten80 Pavilion is a place to gather, talk and seek solutions from partners who have come together around the Student Racing Challenge—a project-based STEM curriculum, network and optional competition league through which middle and high school students practice the art of being professionals. Participants collaborate, create and compete* in ways that mirror business & marketing executives, engineers, technicians, green transportation designers and motorsports teams.

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Innovation Zone (Booth 621) Back by popular demand: The STEM Innovation Zone will feature high quality STEM teaching and learning to show attendees what their investments look like in the hands of students. For a detailed program, please see signage in the Exhibit Hall.


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exhibitor & Sponsor list ACT (Contributing Sponsor) Booth 302 ACT is a nonprofit, mission-based organization that provides insights that unlock potential. Our solutions give individuals, institutions, and organizations the insights they need make decisions and take actions that improve their lives. We provide a continuum of integrated solutions that align with our mission of helping people achieve education and workplace success. www.improveyourself.org. American Institutes for Research (Contributing Sponsor) Booth 616 AIR is the nation’s leading education research organization providing research, assessment, technical assistance and policy analysis. AIR’s mission is to conduct and apply the best behavioral and social science research and evaluation towards improving people’s lives and well being, with a special emphasis on the disadvantaged. www.air.org

AT&T (Underwriting Sponsor) Booth 214 AT&T Inc. is a premier communications holding company with subsidiaries and affiliates providing services in the United States and internationally. With network resources that include the nation’s largest 4G network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, WI-FI, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. www.att.com.

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Biodrill Booth 410 Biodrill provides tools for teachers to help students get engaged in learning, become critical thinkers, and develop skills needed for STEM careers. Our products are designed to educate students about renewable energy production and conservation processes. Our bench-scale anaerobic digester mimics full-scale commercial systems that convert organic waste into biogas. www.biodrill.com.

Chevron (Lead Sponsor) Chevron is one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies, with subsidiaries that conduct business worldwide. Chevron explores for, produces and transports crude oil and natural gas; refines, markets and distributes transportation fuels and lubricants; manufactures and sells petrochemical products; generates power and produces geothermal energy; provides energy efficiency solutions; and develops the energy resources of the future, including biofuels. www.chevron.com. P M S 7477

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Cisco (Educational Underwriter & Leadership Dinner Sponsor) At Cisco, STEM education is viewed as the foundation for the future of our economy. We believe stakeholders in education must provide more options to prepare students for success in postsecondary education and the workforce. Cisco has rich history of investing in resources to address STEM education worldwide. www.cicso.com. Cockrell School of Engineering (Leadership Dinner Sponsor) As one of the country’s largest top-ranked engineering programs, the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin is committed to STEM education, innovation, knowledge creation and distribution. Each year, the Cockrell School sponsors one-third of all activities at the state’s largest K-12 outreach event, Explore UT. Department of Defense (Contributing Sponsor) Booth 711 The Department of Defense provides the military forces needed to deter war and protect national security. To ensure our armed forces are representative of the nation they serve, the Office of Diversity Management and Equal Opportunity drives efforts to attract, recruit, develop and retain a diverse and capable workforce.

Making Research Relevant The American Institutes for Research (AIR) is the leading education research organization in the nation providing a continuum of research, assessment, technical assistance and policy analysis from the school level up to the national and international levels. AIR’s mission is to conduct and apply the best behavioral and social science research and evaluation towards improving people’s lives and well-being, with a special emphasis on the disadvantaged. Our programs apply science to address real-world issues on behalf of clients that include federal, state, and international development agencies, leading foundations, school districts and private businesses, and our experts are a frequent source of information and guidance for policymakers, clients, and the news media. To learn more, visit us at:

www.air.org An equal opportunity employer.

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American Institute of Architects Booth 315 With nearly 300 state and local chapters, the AIA serves as the voice of the architecture profession and the resource for our members in service to society. Our over 80,000 members – licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners – are committed to excellence and livability in our nation’s buildings and communities.

CASIO – Ten80 Pavilion Booth 424 CASIO has been a global leader in innovative, classroom technology for four decades. We are committed to student achievement by creating engaging, inquiry-based resources. We support teachers with training on our resources and tools. Partnering with Ten80 solidifies our 360° approach to getting students on track for rewarding STEM careers. www.casio.com.


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exhibitor & Sponsor list Dwight Look College of Engineering – Texas A&M University Booth 203 With nearly 350 tenured/tenure-track faculty members and more than 11,000 students, the Look College is the second-largest engineering school in the country. The college is ranked seventh in graduate studies, ninth in undergraduate programs, and second in research expenditures among public institutions by U.S. News & World Report, with seven of the college’s 12 departments ranked in the Top 10. www.engineering.tamu.edu. Educate Texas – Innovation Zone Booth 621 Back by popular demand: The STEM Innovation Zone will again feature high quality STEM teaching and learning at the 2013 U.S. News STEM Solutions Conference. Many participating organizations support STEM education. Our goal at the Innovation Zone is to show attendees what their investments look like in the hands of STUDENTS!

Freescale (Conference Bag Sponsor) Freescale Semiconductor is a global leader in embedded processing solutions, providing industry leading products that are advancing the automotive, consumer, industrial and networking markets. From microprocessors and microcontrollers to sensors, analog integrated circuits and connectivity – our technologies are the foundation for the innovations that make our world greener, safer, healthier and more connected. www.freescale.com GameSalad, Inc. Booth 515 GameSalad’s Creator platform allows anyone to rapidly design, publish, and distribute sophisticated games for iOS, Android, and HTML5 while eliminating the need to code. Since launching in 2009, over 400,000 developers have used GameSalad’s accessible game creation platform to create over 80,000 games, including a #1 iOS game and more than 70 Top 100 Games in Apple’s U.S. App Store. GameSalad is a privately held, venture-backed company headquartered in San Francisco, CA, with studios in Austin, TX and Los Angeles, CA. www.gamesalad.com. General Motors (Contributing Sponsor) Booth 401 Our dedication is to push the limits of what’s possible. Our commitment is to build professional-grade SUVs, trucks and vans. Our products are purposefully engineered to offer you the highest standards of performance, innovation and versatility. Like you, GMC believes that just being good enough is never enough and jobs worth doing are worth doing well. HOL Consulting Services Booth 317 HOL Consulting was born from 14 years of providing educational solutions spanning 957 institutions of higher learning, engaging over 200,000 students in over 14 countries. Combined with non-profit IEDSE, HOL Consulting’s initiative is to marry private industry with higher learning institutions to create revenue streams and address the STEM challenge. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Booth 320 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is a global learning company with the mission of changing people’s lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. Among the world’s largest providers of pre-K–12 education solutions and one of its longest-established publishing houses, HMH combines cutting-edge research, editorial excellence and technological innovation to improve teaching and learning environments and solve complex literacy and education challenges. www.hmhco.com. iRobot® Booth 211 With more than 20 years of technology leadership, iRobot is driven by a passion for building practical robots that make a meaningful difference in people’s lives. iRobot’s home robots are revolutionizing the way people clean, while our combat-proven defense and public safety robots perform multiple missions and protect those in harm’s way. For more information, please visit www.irobot.com.

K’NEX Education America’s STEM Building Solution Booth 207 Committed to supporting science, technology, engineering and math education in the classroom, K’NEX Education sets offer a hands-on, interdisciplinary approach to learning that gives students skills and knowledge needed to become lifelong learners who can think critically, solve problems, work collaboratively and adapt to change in today’s technologically evolving world. LAB-AIDS – Ten80 Pavilion Booth 426 At LAB-AIDS, we are focused on being “A Catalyst for Learning.” For the past 50 years, we have helped science teachers offer a more meaningful “hands-on” experience in the classroom by providing them with the curriculum, materials and equipment needed to teach more effectively and have their students truly learn by doing. Michigan STEM Partnership – Ten80 Pavilion Booth 327 The Michigan STEM Partnership--a member of the STEMx Network--is a statewide public-private collaborative of educators, employers, legislators and others that promotes STEM skills development through an educational system in which all school subjects are connected to each other and related to real-world activities and applications. Michigan Technological University Booth 610 High School Enterprise (HSE) engages, excites and motivates student teams in active STEM project-based learning. HSE teams are coached by specially educated high school teachers as they solve real-world problems and manage long-term projects. Teams select projects then work on them throughout the school year before publicly showcasing their work.

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Exo Labs Booth 201 Exo Labs has launched the new Focus Microscope Camera. Seamlessly connect your microscope and iPad. Then our app opens up the image to exploration. Take pictures. Make annotations. Do point-to-point measurements with your fingertips. Project images. We want to ignite curiosity and inspire the next generation of scientists. www.exolabs.com

KDK-Harman Foundation Booth 210 KDK-Harman Foundation is a family foundation whose mission is to break the cycle of poverty through education while promoting a culture of giving excellence. The Foundation seeks to do this by improving student achievement in grades K-12, particularly in STEM-focused programs, ensuring students are prepared for postsecondary success.

Microsoft (Contributing Sponsor) Microsoft YouthSpark is a global initiative that aims to create opportunities for 300 million youth in more than 100 countries during the next three years. This company wide initiative includes Citizenship and other company programs — both new and enhanced — that empower youth to imagine and realize their full potential by connecting them with greater opportunities for education, employment and entrepreneurship. www.microsoft.com/youthspark MIND Research Institute Booth 101 MIND is a neuroscience and education non-profit that applies its distinctive visual approach to the development of math instructional software. MIND helps local schools create a blended learning environment to create a culture of critical thinkers for the next generation of STEM leaders. MIND’s ST Math® programs reach 500,000 students and 21,000 teachers in 1,780 schools. www.mindresearch.net. Motorola Solutions Foundation (Educational Underwriter) Booth 308 The Motorola Solutions Foundation is the charitable and philanthropic arm of Motorola Solutions. With employees located around the globe, Motorola Solutions seeks to benefit the communities where it operates. The company achieves this by making strategic grants, forging strong community partnerships and fostering innovation. The funding focuses on public safety, disaster relief, employee programs and education, especially science, technology, engineering and math programming. www.motorolasolutions.com/giving. National 4-H Council Booth 328 4-H is preparing more than 6 million young people to step up to the challenges in their communities and the world. Using research-based programming around positive youth development and the support of 3,500 professionals & 540,000 volunteers, 4-H youth get the handson real world experience they need to become leaders. For more information, go to www.4-h.org.

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The National Conference Invites You to the Capitol in 2014

Mark your calendar! U.S. News & World Report has joined forces with the USA Science & Engineering Festival to create STEM Week in Washington D.C. Join us at the 3rd annual U.S. News STEM Solutions in April to advance the agenda for change in STEM education, policy and workforce development. Leaders and visionaries from business, education and government will collaborate to create an impact to fill jobs now and advance the future of the STEM workforce.

For sponsorship opportunities, email stemsolutions@usnews.com


exhibitor & Sponsor list National Alliance of State Science and Mathematics Coalitions Booth 620 The NASSMC is an umbrella organization for state coalitions of business, education, and public policy leaders united for systemic change in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education for all students. NASSMC is a network of state coalitions and serves as the national advocate for the member organizations. www.nassmc.org. National Girls Collaborative Project (NGCP) Booth 611 The NGCP addresses the growing need for more women and girls in the United States to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). While there are many efforts underway to promote STEM education, the NGCP focuses on providing girl-serving organizations with a collaborative framework and tools to strengthen their efforts and maximize impact. For more information, please visit www.ngcproject.org.

NoNameSite.com powered by TopCoder Booth 300 Powered by TopCoder, NoNameSite.com is a new, online community for students 13-18 years old offering learning through games, monthly contests and prizes, and a coding school. The goal is to encourage an interest in STEM subjects with the hopes our members will be the next technologists, scientists and engineers of our future. www.NoNameSite.com. NumbersAlive! Booth 513 NumbersAlive! is a life-long learning program that encourages

PCS Edventures (Media Center Sponsor) PCS Edventures! is revolutionizing K12 education around the world by designing and delivering student-centered, standards driven STEM products and services that create life-long learners passionate about discovery, innovation, exploration, and creativity. PCS creates engaging programs that blend robotics, brain research, manipulatives, technology, and more into a powerful learning experience for students. PowerMyLearning® Booth 316 Designed for students, parents, and educators, PowerMyLearning is a free K-12 web platform that makes the best digital learning activities from across the web easily accessible and usable in one trusted place. The platform was developed by education nonprofit CFY and is funded by the Gates, Broad, and Kellogg foundations. Project Lead The Way Booth 301 Project Lead The Way is the nation’s leading provider of rigorous and innovative STEM education curricular programs used in both middle and high schools across the U.S. The hands-on, project-based engineering and biomedical science courses engage students, expose them to areas of study that they typically do not pursue and provide them with a foundation and proven path to college and career success. Purdue University (Educational Underwriter & Lanyard Sponsor) Booth 506 Purdue University is a vast laboratory for discovery. They are known not only for STEM excellence — but also for their imagination. Ingenuity. And innovation. It’s a place where those who seek knowledge come to make their ideas real — especially when those transformative discoveries lead to scientific, technological, social or humanitarian impact. www.purdue.edu.

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National Instruments (STEM Hall of Fame Sponsor) Booth 521 NI equips engineers and scientists with an integrated platform approach, allowing for rapid adaptation to changing requirements while optimizing performance and cost. Paired with a global Alliance Partner Network of over 700 companies and an ecosystem of comprehensive global services, support and training, NI provides complete solutions that accelerate productivity, innovation and discovery. www.ni.com.

excitement about mathematics as a universal language found within all subjects and applicable to everyday life. NumbersAlive! delivers a holistic approach to mathematics through colorful plush number characters, plush STEM Squad, multilayered books, as well as educational games and videos.


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exhibitor & Sponsor list Radio Disney Booth 322 Radio Disney is the #1, 24-hour radio network devoted to kids, tweens and families. The network’s current playlist, driven by listener requests and representing major record labels, includes recording artists Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, One Direction, Katy Perry, Cody Simpson, Carly Rae Jepsen and Cher Lloyd. Rice University - STEMscopes Booth 311 STEMscopes™ is a K-12 online, science curriculum produced at Rice University that offers inquiry-based learning, assessments, PBLs, cross-curricular connections, intervention tools, acceleration materials, and teacher support resources. Our goal is to equip teachers with choice and power to create differentiated, engaging, hands-on lessons based on science performance expectations. www.stemscopes.com/rice

Science Magazine Booth 709 Founded in 1880 by Thomas Edison and published by the AAAS, Science ranks as the world’s leading scientific journal. Science provides over 136,000 global subscribers with peer- reviewed original research in print and online at sciencemag.org. Our site includes a comprehensive recruitment portal, sciencecareers.org, with job listings and career advice. society for science & the public Booth 212 Society for Science & the Public (SSP) is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to public engagement in science and science education. Through its acclaimed education competitions and its award-winning publications, Science News, Science News for Kids, and Science News Prime, SSP is committed to inform, educate, and inspire. www.sciencenews.org

STEM Academy Booth 511 The practices, strategies and programming utilized within The STEM Academy (K-16 Program) were developed from identified national best practices by the National Academy of Engineering and National Science Foundation. The curriculum features dual-credit agreements with over 180+ post-secondary institutions. Instructors may earn up to 12 graduate school credits through the STEM 101 professional development program. www.stem101.org. STEM Premier Inc. Booth 314 STEM Premier has created an online ranking, rating, tracking, guidance and recruiting platform for STEM students to be seen nationally and globally. As athletes compete for the right to be recognized for their talents, STEM Premier provides a platform for students who have the academic capabilities to compete for recognition. STEMconnector Booth 414 STEMconnector® is “the one-stop-shop” for STEM information. With several products and services, we support our members to design, implement and measure their STEM strategies. Since our launch in 2011, STEMconnector® has been the leader in leveraging a network of STEM stakeholders and “making things happen.” Our charge is to identify, inform and connect entities working in STEM Education/ Careers to assess smart STEM investments and results.

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SeaPerch Program / AUVSI Foundation Booth 321 SeaPerch provides students with the opportunity to learn about robotics, engineering, science, and math while building an underwater ROV as part of a STEM curriculum. Students learn how to how to build a propulsion system, develop a controller, and investigate weight and buoyancy. This project teaches basic skills in ship and submarine design and encourages students to explore naval architecture and marine and ocean engineering concepts independently. www.seaperch.org.

Society of Manufacturing Engineers (Contributing Sponsor) Booth 411 SME is the “solutions engine” that serves the manufacturing industry. Through Professional Development, we solve the industry’s need for knowledge, training and education. Through our Events and Media, we enable knowledge transfer and foster vibrant marketplace interaction. Through Membership, we solve the need for community, collaboration and camaraderie. Through our Education Foundation, we work to solve one of our industry’s greatest challenges—filling the gap with future generations of manufacturing practitioners.


Just a few months until lift off! October 19–22 • Albuquerque, NM

If you’re looking to maximize your professional development dollars, look no further than the 2013 Annual Conference of the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC), to be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, October 19-22. Each year, nearly 2,000 individuals gather for ASTC’s Annual Conference—the premier professional development opportunity for the global science center community. Three host institutions—Explora, the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History, and the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science—are teaming up on what promises to be a powerful, valuable, and unforgettable experience.

Register and get all the latest news at conference.astc.org.


exhibitor & Sponsor list STEMfinity Booth 217 STEM–finity provides over 10,000 project-based academic enrichment kits with curriculum to teach PreK-12 students Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) and Beyond! Focusing on the Common Core, 21st Century Skills, and the Next Generation Science Standards, STEM–finity’s hands-on educational kits are a perfect resource to introduce students to STEM and inspire them to pursue a STEM career path. www.stemfinity.com STEMx, Battelle (Educational Underwriter) STEMx is a nationwide network by the states, for the states. It provides a platform to share and spread quality STEM teaching and learning practices to grow tomorrow’s innovators. STEMx is managed by BattelleEd, a venture of Battelle that builds and manages STEM Innovation Networks.

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Tata Consultancy Services (Presenting Sponsor) Booth 701 Tata Consultancy Services is an IT services, consulting and business solutions organization that delivers real results to global business, ensuring a level of certainty no other firm can match. TCS offers a consulting-led, integrated portfolio of IT, BPO, infrastructure, engineering and assurance services. This is delivered through its unique Global Network Delivery Model™, recognized as the benchmark of excellence in software development. www.tcs.com. Ten80 Pavilion Booth 325 The Ten80 Pavilion is a place to gather, talk and seek solutions from partners who have come together around the Student Racing Challenge. Ten80 is a team of engineers, scientists and educators who have been developing standards-based STEM curriculum and activities for over 15 years. www.studentracingchallenge.com. Texas Instruments (Lead Sponsor) Booth 501 Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) is a global semiconductor design and manufacturing company that develops analog ICs and embedded processors. By employing the world’s brightest minds, TI creates innovations that shape the future of technology. TI is helping more than 100,000 customers transform the future, today. Learn more at www.ti.com. Texas Regional Collaboratives Booth 412 Headquartered at The University of Texas at Austin’s Center for STEM Education, TRC is an award-winning network of P-16 partnerships that provide sustained, high-intensity professional development to P-12 teachers of science and mathematics. Our programs equip teachers with the necessary knowledge and skills to engage students in meaningful science and mathematics learning experiences. www.thetrc.org Texas STEM Center Coalition Booth 620 The Texas STEM Center Coalition works with T-STEM Academies as well as all Texas schools to transform teaching and learning methods, improve achievement in STEM education, and ensure all students are college-ready, career-ready, and life-ready. The seven centers are part of Educate Texas. www.txstem.org. The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (Contributing Sponsor) Booth 510 The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is the world’s leading cancer center advancing research, treatment, education and prevention. A joint venture between The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and MD Anderson Cancer Center, The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston develops leaders in biomedical science. www.mdanderson.org. Thinking Media - Learning Blade Booth 420 Learning Blade is a unique game-based platform integrating academic skills practice with building interest in STEM and STEM careers. Partnering with BattelleEd, student-ready web-based

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University of Phoenix (Contributing Sponsor) University of Phoenix is constantly innovating to help working adults move efficiently from education to careers in a rapidly changing world. Flexible schedules, relevant and engaging courses, and interactive learning can help students more effectively pursue career and personal aspirations while balancing their busy lives. University of Phoenix serves a diverse student population, offering associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs from campuses and learning centers across the U.S. as well as online throughout the world. www.phoenix.edu. USA Science & Engineering Festival Booth 707 The USA Science & Engineering Festival, the largest science festival in the US, is a national grassroots effort to advance STEM education and inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers. The 3rd Festival features year-round programs for schools and culminates in a multi-day celebration of STEM on April 23-27, 2014 in Washington, D.C. www.usasciencefestival.org USC Rossier School of Education Booth 706 The USC Rossier School of Education offers Master of Arts in Teaching and Master of Education degrees delivered online. Our programs blend live, online classes with coursework applied in local school settings. Candidates choose from a range of content areas, including STEM, humanities and differing abilities. Learn more at RossierOnline.usc.edu/information. US News & World Report Booth 415 A multi-platform publisher of news and analysis, which includes the digital-only U.S. News Weekly magazine, www.usnews.com, and www.rankingsandreviews.com. Focusing on Health, Personal Finance, Education, Travel, Cars, and Public Service/Opinion, U.S. News has earned a reputation as the leading provider of service news and information that improves the quality of life of its readers.

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Studica, Inc – Fischertechnik Division Booth 517 Celebrating 27 years of business, Studica is the education source for software and technology products. Studica.com offers relevant solutions for STEM education, game development/design programs and more. In addition, Studica offers a wide range of products with academic discounts from Autodesk, National Instruments, fischertechnik, Unity, GameSalad, Avid, and many more. For more information, please visit www.studica.com.

supplemental instructional activities allow STEM integration English, math and social studies AND science classrooms. Exercises are indexed to Common Core and Next Generation Science standards. www.learningblade.com.

Verizon Foundation (Educational Underwriter) Verizon Communications Inc. is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers. Through its philanthropic efforts at the Verizon Foundation, it provides innovative solutions and resources on how to use technology to increase students’ interests in STEM and transform teaching and learning. www.verizonfoundation.org. Vernier Software & Technology Booth 209 Vernier Software & Technology creates easy-to-use and affordable science interfaces, sensors, and graphing/analysis software compatible with computers, iPads, and other mobile devices. Our technology-based solutions enhance STEM education, increase learning, and build students’ critical thinking skills, and support the science and engineering practices detailed in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). www.vernier.com

VEX Robotics, Inc. (Contributing Sponsor) Booth 601 VEX Robotics is a leading provider of educational and competitive robotics products to schools universities and robotics teams around the world. The companies three robotics product lines, VEX IQ, the VEX Robotics Design System and VEXpro, are backed by 250 man years of experience supporting educational robotics programs and designed to be affordable, accessible and scalable. For more information, please visit www.vexrobotics.com. Werkz Publishing, Inc. Booth 306 We create the ScienceWerkz product line: off-line, interactive science apps in general, chemistry, life, physical, and earth science - for tablets (iPad, Android OS) and computers (Windows OS, Mac OS). Included for tablets is an online learning management system called ClassWerkz. Download a free computer app today and request a trial for others. www.werkzpublishing.com

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National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE) National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT)

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Texas Girls Collaborative Project

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Experience matters. Measuring science and math skills has always been an important part of ACT’s assessments. For more than 50 years, our assessment results have informed students, parents, educators, employers, and policymakers about the skills needed to succeed in STEM-related careers. More than 1.6 million US high school graduates each year take the ACT® college readiness exam, the only national college admissions assessment that includes math and science sections, as well as an interest inventory that can help guide students into careers involving science, technology, engineering, and math.  Now, more than ever, ACT’s experience, data, and focus on math and science achievement can help to advance STEM education and careers in the United States.

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There’s only one Dr. Shirley Malcom

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o Dr. Shirley Malcom, born and raised in the segregated South more than 65 years ago, a career based on her studies in science seemed even less likely than the launch of the Soviet’s Sputnik. But with Sputnik’s success, the Space Race officially started and, in an instant, brought a laser-like focus to science education and ways to deliver a proper response. Not long after, Dr. Malcom entered the picture. Although black schools at the time received fewer dollars per student and did not have sufficient resources to maintain their labs at a level equivalent to the white schools, Dr. Malcom found her way to the University of Washington where she succeeded in obtaining a B.S. in spite of the difficulties of being an African American woman in the field of science. From there she went on to earn a Ph.D. in ecology from Penn State and held a faculty position at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington. Dr. Malcom has served at the AAAS in multiple capacities, and is presently Head of the Directorate for Education and Human Resources Programs. Nominated by President Clinton to the National Science Board, she also held a position on his Committee of Advisors on Science and Technology. She is currently a member of the Caltech Board of Trustees, a Regent of Morgan State University, and co-chair of the Gender Advisory Board of the UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development. She has held numerous other positions of distinction and is the principal author of The Double Bind: The Price of Being a Minority Woman in Science. Of her active career in science, Dr. Malcom says, “I guess I have become a poster child for taking one’s science background and using that in many other ways: we ask questions; we try to understand what we find; we consider what evidence we would need to confirm or refute hypotheses. And that happens in whatever setting one finds oneself.” At Science we are here to help you in your own scientific career with expert career advice, forums, job postings, and more — all for free. Visit ScienceCareers.org today.

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