Pathways to STEM Careers: Aligning Industry, Educators and Parents to Raise Student Awareness

Room: Blue Level, EMC Exec Center, Super Suite

Strong partnerships and alignment between industry leaders, educators, parents and students are critical to preparing middle school and high school students for a wide range of careers in STEM. This session will provide an interactive discussion that highlights how different organizations are working together to raise awareness of STEM workforce requirements along with innovative approaches to engaging in student STEM achievement — all with a common goal of preparing students for college and careers in the highly rewarding STEM fields.

  • Stephanie Lee, M.S.  -  Regional Director Government Affairs, Verizon

  • Marie DeMego, B.A.  -  Vice President of Enterprise Solutions, ConnectEDU (
  • Sheila Harrity, Ed.D.  -  Principal, Worcester Technical High School
  • Anne McGrath, B.A.  -  Program Manager, Science Competitions & Education Relations Manager, Massachusetts, Intel
  • Robert Gadbois, M.Ed.  -  Academy of Engineering Coordinator, New Bedford High School Career Academy
  • Jordon Cox, Ph.D.  -  FIRST Program Manager, PTC Inc.