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STEM Diversity Summit - USA Science & Engineering Festival 2014
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STEM Diversity Summit - USA Science & Engineering Festival 2014

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STEM Diversity Summit at the USA Science & Engineering Festival on April 25 at the DC Convention Center. …

STEM Diversity Summit at the USA Science & Engineering Festival on April 25 at the DC Convention Center.

STEM Education is the entry point to two pipelines of productivity: High-wage, tech-based workforce and High-growth, tech-driven entrepreneurship. Black and Hispanic Americans are severely under-represented in the STEM fields and as high-growth entrepreneurs in the knowledge-based, tech-driven, globally competitive innovation economy.

America needs to cultivate all of its talent to reach its highest economic competitiveness goals in the 21st century. The STEM Diversity Summit is focused on developing pathways to prosperity through inclusive competitiveness, starting with the STEM education pipeline.

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  • 1. The STEM Diversity Summit Connecting Communities of Color to the Innovation and Tech-Economy USA Science & Engineering Festival Friday, April 25, 2014 Rm 152a (8:30 am – 3 pm) Washington DC Convention Center PRESENTING
  • 2. 2 Mission The mission of the STEM Diversity Summit is to address the challenges and opportunities facing underrepresented minorities (URM) in the STEM fields. Theme “Connecting Communities of Color to the Innovation and Tech-Economy” Background At a time when the innovation and tech-economy are increasingly the source of economic opportunities – including job and wealth creation – African-Americans, Hispanics, Latinos and Native Americans are woefully underrepresented across all STEM fields and disciplines. Distressing Data Recent data show URM represent <1% of tech-entrepreneurs and approximately 5% of the STEM workforce. Challenge Given the challenges presented by the broken K12 STEM system and misaligned priorities and expectations between K-12, Higher Education and Industry, there is a need to re-envision and better align federal STEM and innovation policies with community-based approaches that will yield more STEM talent, entrepreneurs and innovation across underrepresented minority (URM) communities. Summit Focus The STEM Diversity Summit will explore current trends in federal policies that impact URM STEM yield as well as innovative community-based approaches that are being implemented by STEM professional societies and associations, nonprofits and intermediary organizations to address the challenge of connecting the URM STEM pipeline to the innovation and tech- economy. EDUCATION STEM EDUCATION is the entry point to two pipelines of productivity: High-wage, tech-based workforce High-growth, tech-driven entrepreneurship
  • 3. 3 The STEM Diversity Summit is Co-hosted by the UNCF, DC Innovates and ScaleUp America in partnership with the Coalition of Hispanics, African and Native-Americans for the Next Generation of Engineers and Sciences (CHANGES). Summit Organizers Summit Partners CHANGES White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities STEMconnector
  • 4. Time Session Sponsor/Partner Speakers 9 – 9:30 Welcome & Intro Remarks Chad Womack – Director, UNCF STEM Initiatives 9:30 – 10:15 Session I: URM STEM programs and initiatives, best practices and exemplars CHANGES DC Innovates UNCF  Antonio Tijerino – Founder & CEO, Hispanic Heritage Foundation  Sondra Lancaster- Director of External Relations/Program Manager, NASA OSSI for PBIs Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP)  Victor McCrary - Senior VP, Morgan State University and Co-Founder, CHANGES  Talmesha Richards – Program Director, STEMconnector  Dwayne Johnson – Executive Director, TAO Foundation 10:15 – 10:30 Q & A 10:30 – 10:45 Break 10:45 – 11:30 Session II: URM STEM programs and initiatives, best practices and exemplars CHANGES DC Innovates UNCF  Knox Tull, CEO of Jackson and Tull Chartered Engineers (NTA)  Representative from NOMA  Talitha Hampton, NOBCChE Young Entrepreneurs Program  Annie Whatley – U.S. Department of Energy/Minorities in Engineering  Barry Nagle – Senior Research Associate, Gates Millenium Scholars Program, UNCF 11:30 – 11:45 Q & A 11:45 – 1 pm LUNCH 1 – 1:15 pm KEYNOTE: (STEM & Tech Inclusion) Johnathan Holifield – Vice President of Inclusive Competitiveness, NorTech 1:15 – 1:30 Q & A 1:30 – 2:40 Session III: Diversity & Inclusion in Innovation Ecosystems and Tech- Entrepreneurship ScaleUp America DC Innovates  Chad Womack – UNCF/HBCU STEM ICE  Jenifer Boss – Director, Business Development and Strategy, Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED), District of Columbia
  • 5. 5  Kimberly Marcus, Associated Director, Minority Business Development Agency  Claudia Rankins – Program Director, HBCU-UP and CREST, National Science Foundation  George Cooper – Executive Director, White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities  Chris Ford – Technical Advisor to the Director, U.S. Department of Energy 2:40 – 3:00 Q & A Close of STEM Diversity Summit “The United States will not, indeed cannot, achieve its highest economic competitiveness goals without more Americans contributing more to the nation’s economic productivity.” Johnathan Holifield (STEM Diversity Summit Keynote Speaker) Vice President of Inclusive Competitiveness NorTech

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