Town Hall: Promising Practices for Industry
Engagement in STEM Schools
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View the second STEMconnector/Next Steps Town Hall archived webcast focusing on Promising Practices for Industry Engagement in STEM Schools. Speakers from 3M, DuPoint, Fluor, the InterTech Group and Verizon will present.
The discussion will focus on models of corporate engagement in supporting STEM schools. STEMconnector®/Next Steps Institute Town Hall Speakers will be:
- 3M Foundation - Barbara Kauffman, Manager, Education Giving
- Dupont Corporation - Phyllis Buchanan, Manager, DuPont Office of Education
- Fluor - Torrence Robinson, Senior Director Community Affairs and Fluor Foundation
- InterTech Group - Jonathan Zucker, President
- Verizon Foundation - Kristin Townsend, National Program Manager, Verizon Innovative Learning Schools
As providers of employment for millions, there is a compelling case for increased industry engagement with schools and districts to promote STEM education. Corporations have resources both in terms of human and financial capital that are often sorely needed by schools and districts. Also employers understand the skills and competencies required to be successful in the workforce better than any group. Finally, employers and their employees have a vested interest in improving outcomes both as parents and community members.
Industry investment in STEM education brings both short and long term benefit to both the companies and students. As corporations increase support for STEM education, innovative models of engagement have emerged.
This interactive webcast will offer five different and powerful stories of how industry support is transforming how students learn. From supporting teacher training to technology integration to envisioning entirely new school models, these companies are leaders in STEM education and leaders in developing public-private partnerships that are changing the game.