• Mon

    Changing the Face of STEM at the National Academies

    7:00 AM - 6:00 PM




    JUNE 10, 2019



    7:30 - 8:00 AM

    Registration And Continental Breakfast

      8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

      Morning Sessions

      • Round Table Part I - The Power of Collective Impact
        Moderated by Ronald Copeland, MD, Senior Vice President, Kaiser Permanente
        The need to change our STEM pipeline dynamic is obvious and urgent, as is creating collective impact to build a national movement, shift STEM education and promote workforce development. How do we bring the disability community into this important conversation?
      • Building Bridges Part I - The Power of Sisterhood - INVITATION ONLY
        Women in STEM are their own “minority,” working in isolation to prove themselves in a man’s world. Through collegial sisterhood – black, brown and white – female voices share their journeys and conflicts working towards building a bridge which connects all women
      • Teach the Teachers
        Next to parents, teachers hold the most influential position in the life trajectories of students, which uniquely positions them to be change agents impacting students’ overall success and wellbeing. We address the reality of urban school contexts, where low-income and minoritized children are often particularly disadvantaged, and provide concrete strategies for strengthening students’ educational outcomes and quality of life.

      12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

      Lunch And Networking

        1:00 - 2:00 PM

        Launch Of A Virtual Reality Education Initiative

        • Launch of “You Can’t Be What You Can’t See,” CFS’s Virtual Reality Learning Experience (VRLE
          This remarkable tool reinforces and enhances STEM identification by enabling students to “see” today, in real time, the STEM professionals they can “be” tomorrow.
          Opening Remarks by Dr. Victor Dzau, President, National Academy of Medicine

        2:15 - 6:00 PM

        Afternoon Sessions

        • Round Table Part II - The Power of Collective Impact
          Afternoon session for the CFS STEM Roundtable discussion. Participants will return for delivery of proposals and tabulation of results from collected discussion groups.
        • Building Bridges Part II - INVITATION ONLY
          The Power of the Sisterhood reconvenes in the afternoon for a final session of collaboration and development of empowering female STEM networks. Also, participants will build a physical bridge.
        • Teach the Teachers Part II
          STEM educators return for the second half of their day-long professional development session working on best practices for educating our next generation of learners in STEM.
        • Building a National Agenda - The Power of Investment
          Our collective actions must speak louder than our past words. To achieve change, we must invest in the America of today that looks increasingly like the America of tomorrow. Such an action must be a collaboration of our people, national foundations and corporations.
        • Youth Component
          Interactive, “hands-on” multimedia workshops to engage, nurture and encourage the next generation of STEM professionals. One-on-one mentorship engagement and active participation in workshops, which are as follows: Building Robots, Cyberjournalism, and Chemistry in Our World.

        6:00 - 7:00 PM

        Evening Reception