PA STEM Vision Conference: Connecting Classroom to Career

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PA STEM Vision Conference: Connecting Classroom to Career
May 9, 2014
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Pittsburgh, PA 

Sponsored by ASSET STEM Education in partnership with:
Norwin School District
Pittsburgh Technology Council
Philadelphia Education Fund  

Register for the conference

Be a part of the solution and connect with key STEM stakeholders across the state who are passionate about inspiring a better future for Pennsylvania's students.

This conference will provide Pennsylvania education, business and policy-making leaders an opportunity to collaborate and reflect on best practices for student achievement, bridging the skills gap, workforce development and cross-sector partnerships.


Conference Agenda

7:30 - 8:30 a.m.      Registration/Breakfast

8:30 - 8:40 a.m.      Welcome and Opening Remarks

8:40 - 9:25 a.m.      Keynote Speakers: 
                                       - Randall Dearth 
                                          President and CEO,
                                          Calgon Carbon Corporation
                                       - Doug Jensen 
                                          Associate Vice President,
                                          Workforce Education and
                                          Economic Development, 
                                          Westmoreland County
                                          Community College
Gamal Sherif 
                                          Educator, Science
                                          Leadership Academy

9:35 - 10:35 a.m.    Breakout Session No. 1

10:45 - 11:45 a.m. Breakout Session No. 2 

11:45 - 12:15 p.m. Lunch

12:15 - 1:15 p.m.    Panel: 
                                        - Alicia Booker 
                                           Vice President,
                                           Workforce Development, 
                                           Community College of
                                           Allegheny County
                                        - Jay Burkhart 
                                           Assistant Superintendent,
                                           East Pennsboro Area
                                           School District 
                                        - Kacy Conley 
                                           Director, Pennsylvania
                                           Statewide Afterschool/
                                           Youth Development
                                           Network (PSAYDN) 
                                        - Mary Ann Eisenreich 
                                           Director, Governor's
                                           Southwest Office
                                        - Ted Frick 
                                           Vice President, 
                                           Polyurethane Applications 
                                           Development, Bayer 
                                           MaterialScience LLC 
                                          Panel Moderator: 
                                        - Margaret Ashida 
                                           Executive Director, 
                                           STEMx™ Network

1:15 - 1:25 p.m.      UPMC Health Plan Healthy Break

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.      Breakout Session No. 3

2:35 - 3:35 p.m.      Breakout Session No. 4


Breakout session descriptions

You must select one breakout per session to register. You must select the interactive forum for one of your four sessions. 

6.25 hours of Act 48 will be provided. Please bring your PPID number with you to the conference.


Conference attendees can enjoy discounted rates at the nearby Courtyard by Marriott Pittsburgh Downtown hotel or the Westin Convention Center, Pittsburgh.

Special thanks to Carolina Biological Supply Company for providing breakfast and lunch.

This conference is sponsored by ASSET STEM Education's Investing in Innovation Grant. Through this grant, ASSET is replicating, expanding and sustaining its proven K-6 standards-aligned STEM education program statewide through the establishment of strategically placed regional professional development centers/satellite sites, providing teachers in rural and high-needs schools with regional comprehensive professional development.


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