Tennessee First to the Top Program        STEM Leadership AcademyWayne StevensonOak Ridge Associated UniversitiesScience E...
Tennessee First to the Top Program         STEM Leadership AcademyAgenda• Overview of ORAU• STEM Education Programs• Tenne...
Oak Ridge Associated Universities is a . . .. . . University consortiumfocused on advancing scientificresearch and educati...
ORAU programs began in 1946 withcontinuing missions in education,health and national security:  Strengthen Americas      E...
ORAU Science Education Programs Address National Workforce Needs Through:                                                 ...
National Laboratories, Federal ResearchCenters, and Universities Host ParticipantsSelected Program Sponsors:• Oak Ridge Na...
The Center for Science Education        Providing Access to       Education, Laboratory      Research, and Advanced       ...
ORAU Uses Science and Technology to EnhanceScience and Technology Education      Science Camps           Siemens/Discovery...
The Center for Science Education               Some Recent K-12 Initiatives•   Professional Development for STEM Educators...
Tennessee First to the Top ProgramSTEM Leadership Academy                 TN Dept. of                 EducationWho: Over a...
Tennessee First to the Top ProgramSTEM Leadership Academy                        What: The inaugural Tennessee            ...
Tennessee First to the Top ProgramSTEM Leadership Academy                         Why: As STEM efforts are launched across...
Things to Think About• 30% high school drop out rate     • U.S. is 20th in HS completion rate• Math and science rankings a...
Things to Think About•   Half of U.S. patents are awarded to non-U.S. companies•   U.S. S&T salaries are 5 times salaries ...
Things to Think About“The Gathering Storm increasingly appears to be a category 5 storm.”            The National Science ...
Tennessee First to the Top ProgramSTEM Leadership Academy                          TN Dept. of                          Ed...
Overview of the Tennessee STEM Leadership Academy
Overview of the Tennessee STEM Leadership Academy
Overview of the Tennessee STEM Leadership Academy
Overview of the Tennessee STEM Leadership Academy
Overview of the Tennessee STEM Leadership Academy
Overview of the Tennessee STEM Leadership Academy
Overview of the Tennessee STEM Leadership Academy
Overview of the Tennessee STEM Leadership Academy
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Presentation by Wayne Stevenson, Vice President of Science Education Programs at ORAU, at the Tennessee STEM Leadership Academy on June 26, 2012.

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  • For example, ORAU has managed the DOE programs now known as ORISE since 1946. The ORISE missions are to:
  • We work with about 14 federal agencies, institutes and offices.[Note: Wayne typically says “about 12 federal agencies” because some are really parts of others and ORNL isn’t an agency, but the wording above clarified the variance in numbers.]Some participating offices not listed here include:CDC’s Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease RegistryNIH’s National Library of Medicine[NOTE: NOAA has been removed from the list because their program is ending.]
  • Overview of the Tennessee STEM Leadership Academy

    1. 1. Tennessee First to the Top Program STEM Leadership AcademyWayne StevensonOak Ridge Associated UniversitiesScience Education Programs
    2. 2. Tennessee First to the Top Program STEM Leadership AcademyAgenda• Overview of ORAU• STEM Education Programs• Tennessee in the National Spotlight• Education and the S&T Workforce• Some Things to Think About
    3. 3. Oak Ridge Associated Universities is a . . .. . . University consortiumfocused on advancing scientificresearch and education throughpartnerships ORAU Member Institutions. . . Partner with UT-Battelle toexpand university collaboration withOak Ridge National Laboratory. . . Federal contractor managingthe Oak Ridge Institute forScience and Education for DOE
    4. 4. ORAU programs began in 1946 withcontinuing missions in education,health and national security: Strengthen Americas Ensure public trust and Enhance our nation’s scientific research and confidence in the preparedness for education enterprise to management of worker, emergencies related to enhance global public, and environmental terrorist incidents, competitiveness health natural disasters and health threats 4
    5. 5. ORAU Science Education Programs Address National Workforce Needs Through: Geographical Distribution of Undergraduate • Fellowships and scholarships and Graduate Students, Recent Graduates, • Internships and research participation and Faculty • K-12 teacher professional development • Science competitions and other activities – Student Meetings with Nobel Laureates – National Science Bowl® Support • Research, analysis, and assessment FY2011 ORAU Program Participants Undergraduates 1411 Graduate Students 946 In FY2011 Recent Graduates… 1518 • More than 1000 U.S. and foreign colleges Postdoctoral Fellows 1571 and universities were represented byCollege & University Faculty 248 participants K-12 Students 1208 • About $200M in expenditures supported K-12 Teachers 545 programs for students, educators, and Others 253 TOTAL = 7700 recent graduates
    6. 6. National Laboratories, Federal ResearchCenters, and Universities Host ParticipantsSelected Program Sponsors:• Oak Ridge National Laboratory• Centers for Disease Control• Department of Commerce• Department of Defense• Department of Energy• Department of Homeland Security• Environmental Protection Agency• Federal Bureau of Investigation• Food and Drug Administration• National Aeronautics and Space Administration• National Institutes of Health• National Science Foundation 2011 Academic Institutions• Nuclear Regulatory Commission DOE Complex Facilities Other Research and Technology Facilities More than 330 Universities, Laboratories and Research Centers Host Participants in Science Education/Workforce Development Programs
    7. 7. The Center for Science Education Providing Access to Education, Laboratory Research, and Advanced Technologies Bringing tomorrow’s science and technology to today’s classrooms
    8. 8. ORAU Uses Science and Technology to EnhanceScience and Technology Education Science Camps Siemens/Discovery Channel STARs On-line instructional and educational materials Instructional technologies Extreme Classroom Makeover DOE Research to the Classroom workshops for teachers
    9. 9. The Center for Science Education Some Recent K-12 Initiatives• Professional Development for STEM Educators • Science Teachers as Researchers (STARs) • Siemens, Discovery TV, College Board, ORNL, PNL • ORNL Research to the Classroom • Neutron Science, Harnessed Atom, Material Science, Simulation, Visualization & Computational Thinking • Naval Research Laboratory Workshops • Appalachian Regional Commission • Instructional Technologies to the Classroom• Tennessee First to the Top • STEM Innovation Network • STEM Academy • Building a State-Wide Network of STEM Educators • Create state-wide network of lead teachers • Identifying and sharing best practice in STEM education • Extreme Classroom Makeover • On-line Science and Mathematics Courses
    10. 10. Tennessee First to the Top ProgramSTEM Leadership Academy TN Dept. of EducationWho: Over a two-year period, the Tennessee STEM LeadershipAcademy will recruit 150 teachers and administrators representingTennessee’s 136 school districts, and will develop a cadre of K-12 STEMteachers and administrators as Academy Fellows acting as liaisons tothe Tennessee STEM Innovation Network (TSIN). Academy Fellows willidentify and disseminate information on best practice to teachers andadministrators in their districts.
    11. 11. Tennessee First to the Top ProgramSTEM Leadership Academy What: The inaugural Tennessee STEM Leadership Academy is a three-day, high-energy, paid, STEM Leadership Academy. Programs will include innovative practices, communication technologies, and pedagogical approaches to expand active STEM learning environments across Tennessee. The Academy will facilitate the dissemination of best practices from STEM platform schools, TN STEM Hubs and the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network (TSIN).
    12. 12. Tennessee First to the Top ProgramSTEM Leadership Academy Why: As STEM efforts are launched across the state, it is important for each school district to share in the lessons and opportunities that STEM disciplines can provide. Each Director of Schools will be asked to nominate someone to represent their school district and stipends will be paid to participants.Where: Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) in Oak Ridge, TN When: Begins June 26-28, 2012, and continues indefinitely For more info: Konda Jones at (865) 574-4521 or TSLA@orau.org
    13. 13. Things to Think About• 30% high school drop out rate • U.S. is 20th in HS completion rate• Math and science rankings are low• China has more honors students than the U.S. has students• Measures of proficiency are inadequate• STEM bachelor’s degrees not increasing• Science Ph.D.s not increasing • Half awarded to foreign nationals• Engineering Ph.D. degrees are increasing • Due to foreign national enrollments• ACT reports 78% of HS grads do not meet readiness benchmarks in math, science, reading and English.
    14. 14. Things to Think About• Half of U.S. patents are awarded to non-U.S. companies• U.S. S&T salaries are 5 times salaries in India• S&T salaries not significantly higher than those for other professions• S&T unemployment rate is 2-3 times the 40-year average• IMB has been transformed from a company with 5% of its employees from foreign countries to one in which India alone employs 50%• Bell Labs is now jointly owned with a French firm (Alcatel-Lucent)• IBM’s PC business is owned by a Chinese firm (Lenovo)• China is the world’s top high-tech exporter• U.S. consumers spend more on potato chips than the U.S. government spends on energy R&D• GE now employs majority of its workers outside of the U.S.• Prediction: By 2020, 95% of engineering work will be done in Asia by Asians• During a recent period in which Los Angeles built 2 high-rise buildings, there were 5000 built in Shanghai
    15. 15. Things to Think About“The Gathering Storm increasingly appears to be a category 5 storm.” The National Science Board, Gathering Storm Revisited “ A paradox exists in the debate over whether there is a shortage of scientists and engineers.” The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine“Gentlemen, we have run out of money. It is time to start thinking.” Sir Ernest Rutherford, Nobel Laureate in Physics
    16. 16. Tennessee First to the Top ProgramSTEM Leadership Academy TN Dept. of EducationCongressman Rush Holt, Member of U.S. House of Representatives and Former Director of thePrinceton Plasma Physics Laboratory speaking at the AAAS Forum on STEM education andinnovation, June 7, 2012:“The U.S. is no longer the undisputed leader in manufacturing and innovation. We are still growingin this sector, but the second derivative is the wrong sign. Federal spending on STEM educationshould not be spread thinly over the entire country. We need to create a few areas where there is acritical mass of teacher talent, scientific talent, industrial talent, legislative talent, … and let the goodideas develop spontaneously.”

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