2017 Fall Community of Practice Convening

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Agenda [PDF]

Session:  Role of Civil Rights Organizations in Promoting Access and Opportunity in STEM and STEM Career Pathways 
Hosted in partnership with the National Urban League
Presentation [PDF]
  • Brenda W. McDuffie, President and CEO, Buffalo Urban League
  • Dr. Valerie Thompson, President and CEO, Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City
  • Robyn Brady Ince, Vice President, Education Policy & Advocacy, National Urban League
  • Ronald G. Marlow, Vice President, Workforce Development, National Urban League

Session:  Corporate Voices in STEM Learning Ecosystems

  • NORDAM [PDF] presented by Bailey Siegfried, Vice President of Culture, Communication & Corporate Responsibility, NORDAM
  • Mid America Industrial Park [PDF] presented by Scott Fry, Director of Workforce Development, MidAmerica Industrial Park and David Wilkins, Assistant Superintendent, Pryor Public Schools
  • Base 11 [PDF] presented by Landon Taylor, Chief Executive Officer, Base 11; Al Bunshaft, Senior Vice President of Global Affairs, Americas, Dassault Systemes; and Sharnia Artis, Ph.D., Assistant Dean for Access and Inclusion, The Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences, University of California, Irvine

Session:  From the Field: Creating STEM Workforce and Career Pathways

  • Healthcare Workforce Pathway Example [PDF] presented by Leyla Desilva Riley, Executive Director, Orange County STEM Initiative and Tom Turner, Director of Instruction, Orange County Department of Education
  • Advanced Manufacturing Pathway Example [PDF] presented by Matthew Felan, President & CEO, Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance and Christian Velasquez, Global Strategic Market Director for the Automotive Industry, Dow Corning
  • Computer Science and Technology Pathway Example [PDF] presented by Jeremy Schorr, Technology Innovation and Early Childhood Education, TIES and Tim Sisson, STEM Curriculum and Instruction Manager, Cleveland Metropolitan School District

Session:  Bridging Chambers of Commerce with STEM Learning Ecosystems

Hosted in partnership with the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives

Moderator:  Chelsey Holmlund, Senior Manager of Strategic Partnerships for the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives
Panelists: Geraldine Contreras-Jaimerena, Senior Manager, Business-Education Partnerships, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce; Julie M. Pastrick, President & CEO, Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce; Liz Smith, Senior Vice President for Economic Competitiveness, Baton Rouge Area Chamber

Session:  Host City Spotlight:  Local Business Leaders Driving Workforce Development in Kansas City

Institute for the Future

  • Parminder Jassal, Learn and Work Futures Group Director
  • Dylan Hendricks, Program Director, Ten-Year Forecast
  • Marina Gorbis, Executive Director, Institute for the Future
  • Christina Rupp, Program Manager, Learn and Work Futures
  • Sara Svkirsky, Research Director, Ten-Year Forecast

Presentation Slides [PDF]


E2E (Ecosystem to Ecosystem) Presentations

  • Mapping Connectedness: Social Network Analysis and Systems-Thinking in Practice [PDF]  presented by Julie Sigmon, Director, Omaha STEM Ecosystem; Tracie Reding Evans, Academy Specialist, Omaha Public Schools; Natasha Smith-Walker, Executive Director, Project Exploration and Chicago STEM Pathways Cooperative;  Jameela Jafri, Senior Program Manager, Project Exploration and Chicago STEM Pathways Cooperative; and Eric Meyer,  Assistant Director of Education, Fleet Science Center
  • Changing Lives: Inspiring Tomorrow’s Healthcare Innovators [PDF] presented by Liz Woratyla, Health Care Career Academy Coordinator, Lancaster STEM Alliance; Erika Wilkinson, Executive Director, Innovation & Strategic Partnerships, Pennsylvania College of Health Science; and Cherie Messore, Executive Director, WNY STEM Hub
  • From Competencies to Concrete: Bridging the Divide from School to Work [PDF] presented by Sheri Gonzales Warren, Community, Economic & Workforce Development Program Director, Mid-America Regional Council; Sandy Strunk, Executive Director, Lancaster County STEM Alliance; and Doug Elmer, Vice President, PREP-KC
  • STEM Professionals in the City: The Long and Short of It [PDF] presented by Mindy Bell, STEM Coordinator, STEM City; Brigid Dineen, Executive Director, STEM City; Dr. Nancy Peter, Director, McKinney Center for STEM Education
  • Investing Together: How Local Funders Worked Together to Scale STEM Learning [PDF] presented byAllison Ivey, Executive Director, Learn All the Time Network; Tricia Berry, Director,  Women In Engineering Program, University of Texas -Austin; Melanie Moore, Executive Director, KDK Harman Foundation
  • Keeping STEM Talent Local: CNY STEM Scholars presented by Andres Henriquez, VP STEM Learning in Communities, New York Hall of Science; Dr. Donna J. DeSiato, Superintendent, East Syracuse Minoa Central School District; Jim King, Partner, King + King Architects, Syracuse; Priya Mohabir, Director, Alan J. Friedman Center for Development of Young Scientists