Oct 02, 2015
The Policy strand is focused on how public policy in the Commonwealth can assist the development of STEM initiatives and learning in the private and public sectors.
Session: "A Conversation with Governor Baker’s Workforce Skills Cabinet"
Following up on the Governor’s presentation at the midday plenary, the secretaries of Education, Housing & Economic Development, and Labor & Workforce Development will share their views on the needs, challenges, and potential next steps for the Commonwealth as we work to sustain and grow the pool of STEM talent, beginning in early education and continuing through to the workforce. The session will include a panel discussion as well as time for Q&A, both amongst the panelists and from the audience.
Session: "Building to STEM Plan 3.0: Beacons of Success and Leveraging National Connections"
STEM Plan 3.0 is scheduled to be released at the 2016 STEM Summit. In preparation for this next revision, the STEM Council invites members of the STEM Community to participate in small group discussions to discuss how STEM Plan 2.0 has impacted the Pipeline, point to areas of local and statewide success in moving these goals forward, and connections to national STEM Plans and agenda to leverage resources and opportunities. Participants in this session will engage in small group discussions that will be led by 6-sigma-like trained facilitators.
Please note: there are no exhibits for the Policy strand.