Globalization & the Impact of a STEAM Driven Education System PwC’s Cleantech Revolution 28 November 2012 G. Nagesh Rao
PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND Starbucks “Coffee Jockey” (’01-’03) RPI Office of Technology Commercialization (’02-’04) Mirzayan S&T Fellow at The National Academies (‘04) US Department of Commerce- USPTO/CLDP/EDA (’04-’11) Startup America NACIEProfessional Science i6 Green Challenge PT-Student Humanitarian IP Program CTLA, LACI, & FLoW (‘11-’12) Law Business Stiefel Family Foundation (Present)
What is STEAM & Why is Important? Science Technology Engineering Arts Mathematics
Addressing The ChallengesHomegrown vs. Imported TalentsEncouraging a Higher Bar for STEAM EducationMaking CleanTech attractive again vs Web 2.0/Social MediaEnergy Independence & National SecurityReducing Barriers to High Tech Growth DevelopmentNOT stigmatizing failure or slow comprehension
Capital Development How do we Reduce β ?Financial Need money, programs, and infrastructure to facilitate appropriate endeavors around STEAM. Public and Private DollarsPolitical STEAM needs to be a priority at the Local, State, and National Level. “The Quiet Crisis” (Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson)Human Basic Education (K-12) After-School Programs Community Colleges University Level (BS, MS, and PhD)
Making a STEAM Based Education AttractiveMore Bill Nye’s Mayim Bialik’s and Neil deGrasseTyson’s in mainstream media.
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT’S PERSPECTIVEHigh Tech Growth Intra & Entre- preneurship Priority of the Obama Administration Public/Private Models (Policy Push) Startup America (PR Umbrella Federal Interagency Push) Prize Incentivization Mechanism (Programmatic Endeavors) Challenge.gov i6 Grant Program ERIC Jobs & Accelerator Program DOE National University Clean Energy Business Plan Competition Humanitarian IP NSF I-Corp