“This conference was driven by the interest the ASQ Education Division had in bringing quality systems thinking to the conversation about inspiring interest in and preparing students for STEM college majors and in providing an event for furthering the national conversation about STEM education.”
—Cindy P. Veenstra, Advancing the STEM Agenda: Quality Improvement Supports STEM
“The 2011 STEM Agenda Conference was a great opportunity for me to network with educators at all levels and learn about current best practices in engineering education.”
—Dr. Eric T. Baumgartner, Dean, College of Engineering at Ohio Northern University
Cultivating educational support for STEM careers has come to include industry and other organizations invested in the growth and expansion of scientific careers that will advance our nation’s economy.
If your company or organization also shares this concern to increase the STEM workforce, and recognizes the need to expand opportunities to support a scientific and engineering workforce, then please join us at the 3rd annual Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference, both as a supporter and as a valued participant in this conversation. The collaborative engagement, networking opportunities, and shared leadership will inform best practices in STEM initiatives and lead to a more dynamic action plan.
Exhibit space will be open all day on June 4th. The objective of the Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference is to network on using the ideas of quality and continuous improvement in advancing the STEM agenda and to take back to institutions, communities and corporations the latest ideas on STEM initiatives and successful collaboration among stakeholders. Attendees will include secondary and higher education faculty, educational administrators, government officials, workforce development leaders in industry, and any others interested in moving the STEM agenda forward.
You will appreciate being immersed in the fertile atmosphere of the Grand Valley State University Pew Campus, known for its exceptional work in collaborating with industry on co-ops and student-focused learning, and quality systems thinking in advancing STEM initiatives.
Gold Conference Support – $1500
Silver Conference Support – $1,000
Bronze Conference Support – $750
Exhibit Table only – $250
—I really enjoyed the presentations and variety of topics. I felt very comfortable attending. I came away with some ideas to present to our college about our math lab and developmental education.
—The conference provided an overview of the current status of STEM education and provided many tools to engage my college in strategic planning. In addition, presenters provided many best practices in recruiting students into STEM programs.
—I got some good ideas for increasing enthusiasm around STEM for my high school students.
—[I liked] learning what a good partnership looks like.
If you are interested in an exhibit or sponsorship, please contact Dr. Cindy Veenstra at firstname.lastname@example.org