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    Bringing students and industry together

    March 12, 2016 | 9am-3pm

     

    A free, exciting and all-day forum that equally engages children, parents, and teachers, coupled with corporate, government, academia and non-profit executives alike from the STEM fields.

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    Bringing students and industry together

    March 12, 2016 | 9am-3pm

     

    A free, exciting and all-day forum that equally engages children, parents, and teachers, coupled with corporate, government, academia and non-profit executives alike from the STEM fields.

Welcome to the 2016 K-12 STEM Symposium for the National Capital Region!

This all-day free event will include exciting exhibits, inspiring speakers, and panel experts who will highlight just how vital it is to engage parents, students, teachers, corporate/government execs and non-profit representatives alike in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) education and careers.

Over 3,000 students, parents, teachers, corporate/government executives, and non-profit representatives are projected to attend.

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Mission & Outcome:

Every parent or guardian can be a driving force in a child’s pursuit and curiosity of the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields. The positive influence of a parent on a child’s academic achievements is irreplaceable. Whether a child is interested in computer coding or chemistry, or has yet to show an interest in STEM, parents need actionable information to spark and motivate their children.

The symposium will provide the opportunity for K-12 students in the National Capital Region (NCR) to showcase their achievements in STEM, and to interact with key business, education, non-profit and government leaders through real-life applications and presentations about how science, technology, engineering and mathematics impacts our community.

From an industry leader perspective, professionals will have the opportunity to establish and strengthen critical relationships between business and education professionals in our region. Leaders will also be able to gauge the STEM proficiency of the local prospective STEM pipeline.

Event Overview

Who Should Attend?

K-12 students, parents, educators, non-profit leaders, corporate leaders and federal leaders with a vested interest in the National Capital Region (NCR) STEM pipeline.

Activities for the day will include:

  • Hands-on experiments for children
  • Student science fair projects
  • Panel discussions with STEM stakeholders.
  • Government and industry exhibitors
  • Information about government and industry STEM-related high school and college internships.

What to Expect:

The K-12 STEM Symposium is a free and exciting all-day forum that equally engages children, parents, and teachers, coupled with corporate, government, academia and non-profit executives alike from the STEM fields.

  • Each attendee will receive a Parent-STEM action plan geared towards nurturing a child’s curiosity towards the STEM fields.
  • Kids are welcome to attend all panel and keynote discussions.
  • School maps will be provided on-site.

Bottom Line:

Parents have a key role in engaging children early and keeping them interested in pursuing a STEM career. Get informed. Get excited. Get started.

 

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Morning

  • 09:00 am Doors Open

    Exhibit Hall and Classrooms Open from 9:00am-2:30pm

  • 09:30 am - 10:00 am Topic: Industry/Government Perspective: Workforce Needs and Solutions

    Speaker: Eric Schierling, Former Fighter Pilot and Program Director at Vencore

    Moderator: Ed Swallow, Vice President, Vaeros, The Aerospace Corporation

  • 11:00 am - 11:45 am Keynote Address: Dr. Evan Glazer, Principal of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST)

    Speaker: Dr. Evan Glazer, Principal of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST)

Afternoon

  • 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm Topic: Best Practices across the K-12 Pipeline for STEM Career Choices

    Speaker: Dr. Sandy Magnus, Former Astronaut 

  • 2:00 pm- 2:45 pm Topic: Opportunities in STEM Talk

    Speaker: Dr. Evan Glazer, Principal of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology

    Speaker: Kritika Singh, high school student and CEO of Malaria Free World

  • 2:45 pm - 3:00 pm Closing Remarks from the WashingtonExec STEM Council

Speakers

Pooja Chandrashekar - 2016 STEM Symposium Speaker

Pooja Chandrashekar

Student, Researcher, Speaker, and Social Entrepreneur

Hi there! I’m Pooja Chandrashekar, a freshman at Harvard University studying biomedical engineering. I’m the founder and CEO of ProjectCSGIRLS, a national youth-driven nonprofit working to close the tech gender gap by running a national computer science competition for middle school girls and workshops around the country. I’m also the founder and director of Build IT for…

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Dr Sandy Magnus -2016 STEM Symposium Speaker

Dr. Sandy Magnus

Executive Director American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Dr. Sandra H. “Sandy” Magnus is the Executive Director of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), the world’s largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession. Born and raised in Belleville, Ill., Dr. Magnus attended the Missouri University of Science and Technology, graduating in 1986 with a degree in physics and in…

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Eric Schierling, Former Fighter Pilot and Program Director at Vencore - 2016 STEM Symposium Speaker

Eric Schierling

Director, Space Group Vencore, Inc.

As a Director with Vencore’s Space Group, Mr. Eric H. Schierling is leading the application of innovative systems engineering to transform National Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance capabilities using agile, capability-driven approaches. Eric is responsible for the technical and financial execution of Vencore’s support to the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), System Engineering Directorate (SED) delivering enterprise…

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Edward Swallow, Vice President of Vaeros, a division of the Aerospace Corporation

Edward Swallow

Vice President of Vaeros

Edward Swallow is vice president of Vaeros, a division of The Aerospace Corporation that combines deep technical expertise with industry-leading innovation to help our customers solve some of the world’s most complex systems engineering and integration challenges in high consequence environments. Swallow was appointed to this position in May 2015. Swallow directs all civil and…

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Kritika Singh

CEO of Malaria Free World

Kritika Singh is a malaria researcher, and the Founder and CEO of Malaria Free World, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization aimed to raise awareness about malaria and foster research. She is also a senior at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. Kritika was only 16 when she founded Malaria Free World in August 2014…

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Ken Nysmith

Headmaster of Nysmith School for the Gifted Read More
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Dr. Evan Glazer

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology Principal, Keynote Speaker

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JD Kathuria

Founder & CEO of WashingtonExec.

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Event Information

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Venue

The NySmith School
13625 EDS Drive
Herndon, Virginia 2017

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Food & Beverages

The Subway in Fair Lakes will have lunch for sale during the event. Attendees are also welcome to bring a brown bag lunch.

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2016 K-12 STEM Symposium Exhibitors

  • Defense Intelligence Agency/ODNI

  • Fairfax Futures

  • George Mason University

  • George Mason University, Volgenau School of Engineering (VEX Robotics)

  • Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE)

  • Malaria Free World

  • NoVa Mini Maker Faire

  • Parent Information Booth led by Local Parents of STEM Children

  • Siemens Government Technologies

  • STEM All Stars

  • The Children’s Science Center

  • The Nysmith School 

  • Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center, Federal Highway Administration, U.S.

  • Department of Transportation 

  • Vencore

  • Virginia Tech

  • WashingtonExec STEM Council

  • Women in Technology, Girls in Technology

  • Young STEM Professionals

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STEM Symposium 2016

March 12, 2016 | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
at The Nysmith School