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Clean Tech Revolution

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Presentation given at PwC\'s CleanTech Revolution at the LA AutoShow

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Clean Tech Revolution

  1. 1. Globalization & the Impact of a STEAM Driven Education System PwC’s Cleantech Revolution 28 November 2012 G. Nagesh Rao
  2. 2. 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)
  3. 3. What is STEAM & Why is Important? Science Technology Engineering Arts Mathematics
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. Underlying Motivating Factors PRIDELOVE MONEY
  6. 6. 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)
  7. 7. Making a STEAM Based Education AttractiveMore Bill Nye’s Mayim Bialik’s and Neil deGrasseTyson’s in mainstream media.
  8. 8. It Makes Economic Sense! (1)
  9. 9. It Makes Economic Sense! (2)
  10. 10. It Makes Economic Sense! (3)
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. Launch: Energy
  13. 13. DOE National University Clean Energy Business Plan Competition
  14. 14. ConclusionSTEAM Education needs to be a priority if Americawishes to “Out-Innovate, Out-Educate, and Out-Build” the rest of the world.

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