Monday, October 15
9:00 am PDT
Pathways to Fostering STEM Education in California
In this panel discussion, State Superintendent of Schools, Tom Torlakson, Mike Kirst, President, State Board of Education, and Chris Roe, CEO, California STEM Learning Network, discuss the ways California can foster STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).
12:45 pm PDT
David Seidel: STEM and Inspiring Missions of 'Curiosity'
David Seidel, Deputy Education Director at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), discusses how the Curiosity rover can bring space into the classroom and how it teaches students to explore using the principles of STEM education.
2:45 pm PDT
Next Generation Science Standards Impact on California
A panel discussion on how the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) will impact California schools and STEM education, featuring Matt Lonner, Chevron's Manager of Global Partnerships and Programs, Beverly Young, from the CSU Chancellor's Office, Trish Williams, Vice President of California Board of Education. Moderated by Dennis Bartels, executive director at the Exploratorium.
3:45 pm PDT
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Giving STEM a Shot
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, founder of the Skyhook Foundation, talks about his new book "What Color is My World?", investing in minority students and STEM education,and giving students "a shot that can't be blocked."
Tuesday, October 16
9:00 am PDT
The STEM Mindset: Reengineering the Education Pipeline
A panel discussion on how schools can align STEM education with the skills needed to find jobs. Featuring panelists Debra Jones, Dean in the Workforce and Economic Development Division at the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office, Merrilea Mayo, founder of Mayo Enterprises, Bill Scroggins, President of Mt. San Antonio College, and Greg Till, Director at Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems. Moderated by Jamai Blivin, President and CEO of Innovate+ Educate.