Wednesday, April 23, 2014

NVTC STEM in Schools - April 30 event, 8am to 10am

NVTC is launching a challenge to get the business community to donate 10,000 volunteer hours to building the STEM pipeline in Northern Virginia during the next school year.  As a member of the Committee, you’re well aware of the skills gap and efforts underway to close it. 

The NVTC Volunteer Challenge will be launched with a great list of speakers for the April 30thNVTC-wide event, featuring keynote speakers NOVA President Dr. Robert Templin and Arlington Superintendent Dr. Patrick Murphy.  

The Northern Virginia Technology Council hopes to see broad participation at this event.  You can register by no later than COB this Friday.  

This April 30th event will take place instead of the regular NVTC Workforce and Education monthly meeting. 

The NVTC STEM Challenge:  10,000 Volunteer Hours
The Role of the Business Community in Building the STEM Pipeline

Join NVTC for an event that will provide NVTC members with the tools to inspire the region’s youth to explore STEM education, strengthening the regional workforce as a result.  Through networking and expert keynote speakers, attendees will hear best practices that will address the following:

·         What is the role of businesses and their employees in supporting STEM education?
·         What is the return on investment (ROI)? 
·         How can small, medium and large-sized businesses participate?
·         Who is redefining corporate citizenship?
·         What is the impact of school volunteers - on the students, volunteers and their organizations?
·         How do we support teachers and counselors?

Keynote speakers:
- Dr. Patrick Murphy, Superintendent, Arlington County Public Schools
- Dr. Robert Templin, President, Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA)

Speakers and panelists include:
Jonathan Arehart, President & CEO, Cavendo Corporation
- Altyn Clark, Chief Solutions Officer, Transaction Systems (TSI)
- Alisa Cowen, Cowen Design Group, Parent and Advocate for STEM Dual Enrollment Programs
- Patrick Gusman, Executive Director, Equal Footing Foundation
- Paula Harper, Executive Director of Program Development and Management at the George Washington University's Virginia Science & Technology Campus
- Amy Harris, Director, NOVA SySTEMic Solutions
- Lisa Kimball, VP, Telos Corporation
- Josh Labrie, Program Manager, NOVA SySTEMic Solutions
- Bryce Lenon, Communications Manager, NOVA SySTEMic Solutions
- Raj Narasimhan, Micron Site Director and NVTC Board Member
- Diane Rietz, Senior Produce Engineer and Manager, Time Warner Cable
- Brian Wolfe, CIO, LogisTech
- Doug Wright, on behalf of VA STAR; Supervisor of Career and Technical Education (CTE) Office of Student Learning, Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS)
- and representatives from General Dynamics, Northrop Grumman and Sprint Corporation

Date & Time:
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
7:30 - 8:00 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:00 - 10:00 a.m. Program
10:00 - 10:30 a.m. Facilitated Networking and Roundtable Sign-ups

12524 Sunrise Valley Dr
Reston, VA
Member: $ 10.00
Non-Member: $ 15.00

Walk-in Prices:
Member: $ 20.00 / Non-Member: $ 25.00

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