Breakfast with Roundtable Discussions

Thursday, May 25, 2017
7:30 am   -   8:30 am
Room: Grande Ballroom

Join the following companies for a roundtable discussion over breakfast:

 

How to Build a New STEM Community
As STEM careers continue to multiply, entire communities can play a key role in fostering the interest and excitement in these fields that may be otherwise be missing. The ultimate goal is to create and develop a STEM education program that incorporates best practices for implementing, assessing, and improving existing STEM programs in order to foster a highly skilled workforce that will continue to grow and sustain the economy for your own community. By working together, a network of businesses and K-12 and higher education representatives will establish a clear vision to move beyond individual community silos.

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Paradigm Shift: Changing the Culture of Mathematics and Learning in Schools
Matthew Peterson, Ph.D., Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, MIND Research Institute
Society has a math problem, and it’s not one that can be solved by traditional methods. To improve outcomes at a significant scale in our education system, we must become adept at changing the culture of learning. In this presentation, MIND Research Institute Co-Founder and CEO Dr. Matthew Peterson will demonstrate how neuroscience, motivational research, and innovative technology can transform mathematics and learning for students, teachers, and parents.

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Launching Your STEM Career
Educators and employers alike are searching for opportunities to promote STEM education and related career pathways to build up a talent pipeline of future STEM leaders. How can companies support these efforts to expand the reach of STEM education and carve out career opportunities for future leaders? Elzandi Oosthuizen, Monsanto’s global strategy lead, will share insights from her 13-year career in agriculture and how she applied a STEM education to a non-traditional career path. Join us to discuss best practices for programs and partnerships that can help build the next generation of STEM leaders.

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The Soft Skills Predicament and How to Solve It
The booming STEM sector is experiencing a fiercely competitive war for talent, and that doesn’t apply to technical skills alone. Top industry decision makers say that soft skills present one of the biggest hiring challenges. During this roundtable discussion, Modis – a part of The Adecco Group and the world leader in comprehensive engineering and IT workforce solutions – will share insights into the soft skills most pertinent to the future of work and offer practical tips for identifying job candidates who possess them.

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Volunteer STEM Program in a Box: Making a Difference One Employee and One Student at a Time
The AbbVie Foundation’s Science Engineering Exploration and Knowledge (SEEK) program introduces students to the nature of science and engineering through fun activities aligned with AbbVie expertise. Learn more about how AbbVie, a global science company, and its employee volunteers work closely with underserved students to inspire an interest in science and engineering where employees live and work around the world. The roundtable will include a discussion of best practices for STEM program development and implementation – ensuring that community needs are met and employees have a fulfilling and sustainable program to deliver.

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Disrupt Your STEM and CTE Programs with the DRONE Revolution!
The emerging global market for business services using drones is valued at over $127 billion – disrupting every industry from agriculture to filmmaking. Between 2015 and 2025, the industry within the U.S. will grow to $81.2 billion with over 100,000 new jobs. Preparing our students today for the jobs of tomorrow is the focus of the new high school course curriculum by Edu-Drone: DRONES — Airborne Innovations. Join us in a discussion about how drones will impact our workforce and how you can use this innovative course to to begin teaching these STEM skills and helping students prepare for their FAA Part-107 Remote Airman’s Certificate.

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70 Florida Schools Ignite a Culture of STEM Teaching and Learning
Along the way, they’ve generated community excitement, elevated teacher attitudes and connected with students like never before. Join us to learn how Santa Rosa Public Schools has invested in long term professional development to transform teaching and learning in their elementary and middle schools. By engaging students in real world problem solving and intentionally bridging learning to future careers, teachers are having more fun, students are achieving at higher levels and parents are clamoring for more. At this breakfast roundtable, discover how Santa Rosa has committed to a shared ownership model to strengthen teacher leaders, build capacity across schools, and sustain a culture of STEM teaching and learning.

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