2011 Navy STEM Forum Agenda

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Day 1 – June 15
7:00 - 7:45 a.m. Badge pick-up and continental breakfast
7:45 a.m. Kick-off: Dr. Walter F. Jones, Executive Director, ONR
8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Chief of Naval Research Rear Adm. Nevin P. Carr Jr.: "The Case for Naval STEM" (view presentation)
8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Dr. Charles Vest, president, National Academy of Engineering (confirmed) (view presentation)
9:00 - 9:30 a.m. Dr. Clifford Stanley, Undersecretary of Defense - Personnel and Readiness (confirmed)
9:30 - 10:00 a.m. Coffee break and STEM demonstrations in the hotel foyer
10:00 - 10:30 a.m. Keynote: Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus: "Department of the Navy STEM Goals" (confirmed)
10:30 - 12:00 p.m.

Panel Session: STEM in the Field -- Best Practices from Across the Pipeline
Moderator: Stephen Mitchell, technical director, Naval Surface Warfare Center
Confirmed panelists (view presentation): Dr. Oscar Porter, executive director, Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) (view presentation); Dr. Vince Bertram, CEO, Project Lead the Way (view presentation); Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski III, president, University of Maryland, Baltimore County; Dr. Mary Ann Rankin, dean, College of Natural Sciences, University of Texas (view presentation); Dr. Reagan Flowers, founder and president, CSTEM

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Luncheon Keynote: Dean Kamen, founder, For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) and DEKA Research and Development Corporation (confirmed)

*View FIRST Robotics video with Morgan Freeman

1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Breakout sessions (facilitated): Challenges and Opportunities in STEM (Closed)

  • K-12, led by Carl Mack, NSBE (confirmed)
  • Higher Education, led by Michael Teitelbaum, senior advisor, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
  • Education Research, led by Thomas Kalil, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (confirmed)
3:30 - 3:45 p.m. Coffee break and STEM demonstrations in hotel foyer
3:45 - 5:15 p.m.

Panel session: Industry Perspective Workforce Needs and Solutions
Moderator: Rear Adm. Patrick Brady, commander, SPAWAR (confirmed)
Confirmed panelists: Brian Fitzgerald, president, Business Higher Education Forum (BHEF) (view presentation); Doug Coffey, vice president, BAE Systems; Dr. Linda Rosen, CEO, Change the Equation (view presentation); Deborah Wince-Smith, president and CEO, Council of Competitiveness

5:15 - 6:30 p.m. Evening reception; STEM demonstrations and poster session in the hotel foyer
Day 2 – June 16
7:00 - 7:45 a.m. Badge pick-up and continental breakfast
7:45 - 8:00 a.m. Kick-off and Day 1 Summary: Dr. Walter F. Jones, Executive Director, ONR
7:45 - 8:15 a.m. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead (confirmed): "Sustaining the Edge"
8:15 - 9:00 a.m. Dr. Carl Wieman, White House Office of Science & Technology Policy (confirmed) (view presentation)
9:00 - 9:30 a.m. Student Perspectives - Four graduates of naval STEM initiatives
9:30 - 10:00 a.m. Coffee break and STEM demonstrations in hotel foyer
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Panel session: Research in STEM Education Technologies
Moderator: Karen Cator, director, Office of Education Technology, U.S. Department of Education (confirmed)
Confirmed panelists: Ntiedo Etuk, CEO, Tabula Digita; Mary Skipper, principal Tech Boston Academy, Lt. Cmdr. Joseph Cohn, program officer, ONR; Lucien Vattel, executive director, GameDesk
11:30 - 12:00 p.m. STEM demonstrations in the hotel foyer
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Luncheon keynote: Dr. Nancy Jackson, president, American Chemical Society (confirmed)
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Breakout session: Confirm solutions and strategies for collaboration in naval STEM (Closed)
2:00 - 2:15 p.m. Coffee break
2:15 - 2:45 p.m. Closing keynote: Bill "The Science Guy" Nye, executive director, The Planetary Society (confirmed)
2:45 - 3:45 p.m. Breakout session report-outs, led by Chief of Naval Research Rear Adm. Nevin Carr
3:45 p.m. Final remarks: Chief of Naval Research Rear Adm. Nevin Carr; event concludes

Note: Schedule subject to change.

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