STEM Education + Workplace Partnerships Summit

General Sessions Videos

In order of the agenda:

  • Welcome - The Honorable Adam Gregg, Lieutenant Governor of Iowa
  • Future Ready Iowa and STEM: Next Steps - The Honorable Kim Reynolds, Governor of Iowa
  • Emerging Technologies are Changing How We Grow and Prepare Tomorrow's Workforce - Pallavi Verma, Accenture Senior Managing Director
  • Work-Based Learning Changes Everything
    • Moderators: 
      • Debi Durham, Iowa Economic Development Authority Director and Iowa Finance Authority Executive Director
      • Jeff Weld, Executive Director of the Governor's STEM Advisory Council
    • Panelists:
      • Rob Cunningham, Spirit Lake High School Mathematics Educator
      • Raquel Faulkner, Collins Aerospace Senior Engineer
      • Kristen Rickey, West Delaware County Community School District Superintendent
      • Andy Roberts, Plumbers & Steamfitters Local Union 33 Business Manager
      • Michael Thomas, Albia High School Student
      • Teri Vos, Vermeer Corporation Outreach and Community Relations Manager
  • ​STEM to the Stars - Peggy A. Whitson, Space and Science Consultant and Former NASA Astronaut
  • America's Strategy for STEM Education - Jeff Weld, Governor's STEM Advisory Council Executive Director and White House Office of Science and Technology Policy STEM Consultant
  • Partnerships Lift Everyone - Roger Hargens, Accumold President and CEO
  • Myth Busting: Overcoming Obstacles to Education-Workplace Partnerships
    • Moderators:
      • Beth Townsend, Iowa Workforce Development Director
      • Ryan Wise, Iowa Department of Education Director
    • Panelists:
      • Kris Byam, Boone High School Principal
      • Rebecca Cole, West Delaware High School Student
      • Dan Cox, Northwest Area Education Agency Chief Administrator
      • Ann Lebo, Iowa Board of Educational Examiners Executive Director
      • David Ottavianelli, John Deere Director of Special Projects
      • Greer Sisson, U.S. Department of Labor Director of Iowa Office of Apprenticeship
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