NWPA Region STEM Conference

Preliminary Agenda
April 21, 2009


8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. - Welcome Remarks - Ken Borland
  • Live via satellite from Washington, DC - The Honorable Robert P. Casey, United States Senator
9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. - Dr. Craig Weidemann, V.P. Outreach, Penn State University
  • Rising Above the Gathering Storm
9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. - Gay Gilbert, Administrator, Office of Workforce Investment, US Dept of Labor, Employment & Training Administration
  • What is the National STEM Perspective?
9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. - Panel Presentation
  • Meeting the STEM Challenge
  • Dr. Ralph Ford, Director, School of Engineering, Penn State Behrend
10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - Break
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Panel Presentation
  • The Global Competitive Challenge
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Lunch
  • Recognition of Real World Design Challenge Coaches and Teams
1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. - Focus Group Discussions - Part One
  • STEM Professional Development for Teachers & Administrators
  • STEM Embracing Diversity
  • STEM As It Relates to REgional Economic Development
  • The Role of STEM in Healthcare Careers
  • Entrepreneur Opportunities in Green Sustainability
1:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Break
2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. - Focus Group Discussions - Part Two
  • STEM Professional Development for Teachers & Administrators
  • STEM Embracing Diversity
  • STEM As It Relates to REgional Economic Development
  • The Role of STEM in Healthcare Careers
  • Entrepreneur Opportunities in Green Sustainability
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Focus Group Findings

Sponsors


The NWPA STEM Steering Committee thanks the following agencies/institutions for their support:
Gold Sponsors:
  • Allegheny College
  • Butler Community College
  • Clarion University
  • Edinboro University
  • Gannon University
  • PSU Behrend
  • Regional Center for Workforce Excellence - Youth Council
  • Slippery Rock University

Silver Sponsor:
  • Northwest Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center

Bronze Sponsor:
  • Northwest Pennsylvania Area Health Education Center (NW PA AHEC)


Steering Committee

Listing of contact info for the members of the NW PA STEM Steering Committee.