2006 STEM Forum A Community Conversation on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education and Careers
- Date: Thursday, December 7, 2006
- Location: Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park
- Hosted by: The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) in cooperation with the March 2007 Journey to Jobs Workforce Summit.
Further aligning education, business and our community resources particularly in literacy, technology, math, engineering and the sciences is indispensable in the new global economy to support growth and replicate success. Improving communication and connectivity between education, workforce development and economic development efforts must be our priority if we are to successfully address the workforce crisis. Therefore, the Plenary Panel and Roundtable Discussions addressed two presenting questions:
- What are the near- and long-term challenges associated with STEM workforce development in response to the current and emerging world marketplace?
- How can we leverage our region's considerable K-12, college/university, community, business and public resources to further develop a STEM workforce prepared for the emerging global marketplace: What is our action agenda?
Information and Literature on Program Topics
- The Crisis in STEM Education: Data on STEM Student Acheivement, Education and Careers
- Tapping America's Potential: The Education for Innovation Initiative
- Schumer proposes federal program to recruit, retain top math and science
- "Regions and Universities Together Can Foster a Creative Economy"
This program was supported, in part, by a 2006 SUNY Conversations in the Disciplines grant.