STEM Education Series Kickoff

Presented by
Pittsburgh Regional Center for Science Teachers
in collaboration with Carnegie Science Center and with support from the Pennsylvania Department of Energy - Office for Environment/Ecology, Dr. Patricia Vathis, Advisor

The STEM series is designed to help K-12 teachers better understand STEM career tracks and to experience applications/results of these careers. Everyone interested in STEM education at the K-12 levels is welcome. Teachers may earn Act 48 professional development hours.

Carnegie Science Center
One Allegheny Avenue
Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012

FREE program, cash dinner

4:30 pm Light Refreshments
5:00 pm Keynote: Transdisciplinary Research and Sustainability: The Story of John Snow
Keynote Speaker: Bernard Goldstein, MD – Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh.
5:20 pm STEM Careers Panel
Moderated by John Radzilowicz – Director of Science and Education
Carnegie Science Center

Science: John Murphy – Executive Director
McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Engineering: Mike Nowak – Senior Management and Technical Advisor
Office of Research & Development, National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)

Mathematics: Jill Jones – Director, Marketing and Product Management
Fisher Scientific

Engineering, data collection and analysis: Bill Bertrand – Advisor
Pennsylvania Department of Energy Office for Technology Education
5:40 pm STEM in Action Panel
Moderated by Justin Driscoll – Director, STEM Talent Acquisition
Pittsburgh Technology Council
Workplace networks

Leah Smith – Regional Coordinator, PASA – Agriculture Practices

Robin Shoop – Director, Robotics Academy
Carnegie Mellon University

Joan Schanck – Director of Education and Workforce Development
Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative

Patricia Vathis – Advisor, Pennsylvania Department of Energy
Office for Environment/Ecology – Academic Standards
6:00 pm Growing Scientists in the Salad Bowl of the US
Featured Speaker: Carolee Bull, PhD, Research Plant Pathologist, Salinas, Cal.
USDA-ARS plant pathologist, leader of a team of scientists working on a CLGRB-funded project screening resistant cultivars in the field and in the greenhouse as a defense against BLS.
6:30 pm Dinner with the Speakers – Cash dinner

Register by emailing Jane Konrad at Registration is free. Deadline for registration is February 24, 2012.

For more information about the STEM Education Series, visit Pittsburgh Regional Center for Science Teachers.