AAS National Conference 2008: Andrea Seastrand

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19 November 2008, Pasadena California

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AAS National Conference 2008: Andrea Seastrand

  1. 1. STEM Education & Workforce Development: Challenges & Opportunities American Astronautical Society November 19, 2008 The Honorable Andrea Seastrand
  2. 2. California Space Authority <ul><li>Governed by a statewide board of directors, the California Space Authority (CSA) is a nonprofit corporation representing the interests of California's diverse space enterprise community in all three domains: commercial, civil and national security. Working closely with the State of California, CSA partners with industry, government, workforce entities, education and academia to facilitate statewide space enterprise development. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Importance of STEM Education & Workforce Development </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges & Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>National & California Responses </li></ul>STEM Education & Workforce Development: Challenges & Opportunities
  4. 4. Priorities for Aerospace Industry <ul><li>Skills Challenge & the Importance of STEM Education </li></ul><ul><li>Recruiting & Training Talent </li></ul><ul><li>Image of the Industry </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Skills Challenge & the Importance of STEM Education <ul><li>Need more STEM teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Need more STEM students </li></ul><ul><li>Academic as well as Applied Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Engineers as well as Technicians </li></ul>
  6. 6. Trends in Engineering Degrees <ul><li>Source: The Aerospace Corporation </li></ul>
  7. 7. Recruiting & Retaining Talent <ul><li>26% of US aerospace workforce is eligible to retire this year </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Commission on the Future of the United States Aerospace Industry </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Attrition rate is about 2 times greater in aerospace </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- The Aerospace Corporation </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development WIRED <ul><li>Source: U.S. Department of Labor/ETA </li></ul>
  9. 9. California Innovation Corridor
  10. 10. California Space Enterprise Strategic Plan <ul><li>Five Strategic Initiatives / Collaboratives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Space Enterprise Business Development Retention and Growth (BDRG) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>California Space Industrial Base Vitality (CSIBV) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Space Science, Research and Technology Development (SRTD) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Space Education and Workforce Development (EWD) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public and Policymaker Awareness (PPA) </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. California Space Education & Workforce Institute  <ul><li>Fostering California Space/Science Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Enhancing California Space-Related Education K-University </li></ul><ul><li>Ensuring 21st Century California Space Workforce </li></ul>
  12. 12. California Innovation Corridor <ul><li>Optimizing the Corridor for Innovation and 21 st Century Workforce Competitiveness </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation Support </li></ul><ul><li>Supply Chain Transformation </li></ul><ul><li>Talent Development </li></ul>
  13. 13. STEM Collaborative Action Plan <ul><li>Source: NASA Education Strategic Coordination Framework </li></ul>
  14. 14. Mentoring Opportunities
  15. 15. Regolith Excavation Challenge
  16. 16. California Space Center
  17. 17. California Innovation Corridor <ul><li>www.InnovateCalifornia.net </li></ul><ul><li>www.csewi.org/stem </li></ul><ul><li>www.CaliforniaSpaceAuthority.org </li></ul>

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