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
Sustainability

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 konrad@pitt.edu. 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.