2008 Guidance Counselor IT/Engineering Symposium

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Preliminary Agenda    (Word) (PDF)

 Encouraging Students Towards STEM and IT Careers - April 1, 2008
8:30 am Registration and light breakfast
9:00 am Welcome - Beth McGrath, Director, Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education (CIESE) 
9:15 am Why Are Women and Minorities Still Underrepresented in STEM Careers?
Susan Staffin Metz, Past President, Women in Engineering Proactive Network
9:45 am Student Panel, moderated by Lynn Insley, Director, Career Development
Why We Decided to Study Engineering and How We Not Only Survive, but Thrive!
10:45 am Break
11:00 am Professional Panel
STEM and IT Professionals Change the World: But What Do They Really Do?
12:00 pm Lunch
12:30 pm Educator Panel
Strategies to Interest Students in STEM and IT
1:30 pm Keynote: Virginia Ruesterholz, President, Verizon Telecom
Career Opportunities in Technology: Outlook for the Future?
2:00 pm Wrap Up/Next Steps - Beth McGrath, Director, CIESE

Sponsored by the National Science Foundation

Additional Funding Provided through a Motorola Innovation Generation Grant
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