On the afternoon of Sept. 16, the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel will play host to an important meeting aimed at strengthening the Arizona STEM Initiative.
The purpose of the meeting: “Establish an Arizona STEM Network to make the leap from incremental improvements in science, technology, engineering and mathematics to a transformational change that supports a vibrant economy.”
Among the several sessions will be this outstanding one, at 12:30:
“STEM International Competitiveness, STEM Importance in our Economy and Arizona’s Story of Readiness”
- Moderator – Bill Harris, President & CEO, SFAz
- Erich Bloch, former director of the National Science Foundation, SFAz Board Member
- Martina Newell-McGloughlin, Director of University of California’s Biotechnology Research and Education Program, SFAz Board Member
- Eileen Klein, Chief of Staff, Office of the Governor of Arizona
- Establish framework to move the STEM Initiative forward.
- Understand and clarify the importance of STEM to Arizona’s economic future.
- Recognize current efforts and how they can be supported and enhanced by an Arizona STEM Network.
- Understand research, best practices and implications in Arizona’s plan.
- Identify practical results of an Arizona STEM Initiative for participants.