Higher Education and Industry Partnerships for Career Awareness

Room: Red Level, Suite 22

Unique industry and higher education institution partnerships that facilitate STEM career awareness, afford internships in STEM disciplines, and work to close the expectation gap between the higher education community and STEM-related businesses.

  • Michael Goodman, Ph.D.  -  Associate Professor and Chair Department of Public Policy UMASS Dartmouth, Advanced Manufacturing Regional Partnership Academy

  • Chris McCarroll, Ph.D.  -  Technical Director, Seapower Capability Systems; Raytheon Co, Raytheon/UMASS Lowell Emerging Technologies and Innovation Center
  • Paul Vigeant, M.P.A.  -  Assistant Chancellor for Economic Development; UMASS Dartmouth , UMASS Dartmouth Advanced Technologies and Manufacturing Center
  • David Cruise, M.Ed.  -  Director, Business and Employer Services; Regional Employment Board of Hamden County, Precision Manufacturing Regional Alliance Project
  • Kelsey Abbruzzese, M.S.  -  Communications Director; MassDevelopment, Amp it Up