Program - 2013 STEM Agenda Conference - ASQ

Program Proceedings: Collaboration with Industry on STEM Education

(Subject to Change)

Monday, June 3, 2013 —
Conference Workshops, Conference Welcome and Reception

12:00 Noon – 5:00 p.m.

Registration and Check-In Open
2nd Floor Eberhard Conference Center
Exhibits open all afternoon — Kennedy Hall of Engineering

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Improving Graduation Rates at a Comprehensive University: A Case Study of Institutional Alignment and Process Improvement in Higher Education (PDF, 422 KB)
Presentation Slides (PDF, 1.86 MB)
With Dr. Paul Plotkowski, Dr. Nancy Giardina, Dr. Shaily Menon, GVSU

How to Make Your Entrepreneur Dreams a Reality (PDF, 21 KB)
With Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen, University of Michigan;Mr. Kevin McCurren, GVSU; Mr. Richard Sheridan, Menlo Innovations

Developing Highly Effective Industry Partnerships: Co-op to Capstone Courses (PDF, 14 KB)
Presentation Slides (PDF, 1.55 MB)
With Dr. Chris Plouff, GVSU

Implementing and Assessing STEM Learning Communities (PDF, 523 KB)
Dr. Ryan Sweeder, Michigan State University; and Dr. Laurie Witucki, GVSU

3:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Conference Welcome Keynote and Reception: Be a STEM-er

Welcome by President Thomas (Tom) Haas of Grand Valley State University

Welcome Keynote: A Journey in Continuous Improvement: Preparing the Next Generation of STEM Professionals
Mr. Reginald McGregor, Manager, Engineering Employee Development R&T Strategy and Manager, K-12 STEM initiatives, Co-op Program and Early Career Development in Engineering Programs, Rolls-Royce Corporation

Welcome Reception:
Dr. Paul D. Plotkowski, Dean, Seymour and Esther Padnos College of Engineering and Computing, GVSU
Dr. Charlie Standridge, Conference co-chair and Assistant Dean, Seymour and Esther Padnos College of Engineering and Computing, GVSU
Dr. Cindy Veenstra, Conference co-chair, ASQ Education Division

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 —
Conference Keynotes and Breakout Sessions

7:00 a.m.

Registration and Check-In open; DeVos Center

8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Light Continental breakfast

8:45 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.

Opening Session — DeVos Center
Morning Keynote: Panel Discussion — Industry Initiatives to Develop STEM Professionals
Ms. Carrie Houtman, Regulatory Services Leader, Dow Chemical Company

Industry Panel:
Mr. Bryan Dansberry, Project Manager, NASA Johnson Space Center – Education Office
Mr. Scot Lindemann, Vice-President, JR Automation
Ms. Wendy Ljungren, Avionics Chief Consulting Engineer, GE Aviation Systems
Ms. Natalia Powers, Events Manager, The Right Place, Inc.

All Break-out Sessions — Kennedy Hall of Engineering
Exhibits Open all day — Kennedy Hall of Engineering

Full list of 2013 ASQ Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference Breakout Session Peer-Reviewed Papers

10:10 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Break-out Session 1

11:10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Break-out Session 2

12:15 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.

Luncheon – Eberhard Conference Center
Luncheon Keynote: Panel Discussion — University Response to Industry’s Requirements

Dr. Paul D. Plotkowski, Dean, The Seymour and Esther Padnos College of Engineering and Computing, GVSU

University Panel:
Ms. Gayle Elliott, Program Director, International Co-op Program, University of Cincinnati
Dr. Chris Plouff, James R. Sebastian Chair of Cooperative Education, Grand Valley State University
Dr. Joy Watson, Asst. Professor and Co-op Advisor, University of Cincinnati

1:35 p.m. – 2:25 p.m.

Break-out Session 3 including
Invited Session: Industry Sponsored Projects: Balancing Academic and Industrial Needs Discussion led by Prof. Chris Pung, GVSU with panelists Jason Howe, SAF Holland; Tony Slabaugh, Attwood Marine; Jerry Barofsky, L3 Communications; and Todd DeBruyne, Cameron.

2:40 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Break-out Session 4

3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Closing Keynote: Creating a Globally Competitive Workforce (PDF, 2.2 MB)
Policy Innovation in New Mexico (PDF, 361 KB)
Glenn Walters, Deputy Cabinet Secretary for the New Mexico Higher Education Department

4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Closing Reception and Networking

Breakout Sessions General Information Conference Program
Advancing the STEM Agenda
June 3-4, 2013  |  Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids MI