STEM Core 2019 Convening Summary and Presentations

2019 STEM Core Convening Summary Report

The NSF INCLUDES Alliance STEM Core Expansion National Convening was held at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park, CA on March 8, 2019.  The focus of this year’s national convening was on strengthening STEM Core pathways to the tech economy and was attended by over 100 faculty, counselors, student support specialist, employer partners, and stake holders from across the country. The keynote address was given by the honorable James Campos, Director of the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity at the U.S. Department of Energy, who reiterated the Department’s commitment to building a diverse community college STEM pipeline for the national laboratories.  Employer partners provided information about the number of middle skill technical jobs available for community college graduates and completers at their companies which include Northrop Grumman, Caltrans, and the national laboratories. The need for colleges to quickly respond to workforce demands in STEM fields was emphasized in the California economic sector analysis of skills and labor provided by Rob Sentz, Chief Innovation Officer at EMSI.  Attendees were treated to a dynamic presentation by Jo Boaler, Stanford University Professor of Mathematics Education, about mathematical mindsets and innovative teaching.

Slide shows from the convening presentations:

Manufacturing Demand Northern and Southern California, Rob Sentz, Chief Innovation Officer, EMSI

Creating a Scalable and Contextualized Mathematics Pathway to Prepare Science and Engineering Students for Success in Calculus, Frank Savina, The Charles A. Dana Center at the University of Texas, Stuart Boersma, Central Washington University

Fostering Engagement and Persistence in Vulnerable College Students, Steve Cox, Northern New Mexico College

Confronting low institutional expectations though professional development intervention, Jo Boaler, Stanford University Professor of Education,and Cathy Williams, Stanford University YouCubed  (COMING SOON)