Here’s a visual look back at the 2015 K-12 STEM Symposium. The event was held March 7, 2015, at the Nysmith School, in Herndon, and brought 2,500 attendees to learn more about STEM opportunities in the National Capital Region. More than 40 organizations exhibited, including industry, non-profit, government and private companies.
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In case you missed any of the speakers, you can re-watch all of the action here:
- Co-Keynote Speakers, Dr. Evan Glazer, Principal of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology and Leidos President of the National Security Sector Lou Von Thaer
- Virginia Senator Tim Kaine and Virginia Secretary of Education Anne Holton
- Panel I, “Industry and Government Perspective — Workforce Needs and Solutions,” featuring Michele Weslander-Quaid, Google’s Global Cloud Ecosystem Community Lead and Dr. Ann M. Carbonell, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Senior Executive
- Panel II, “Positive Messaging: Making STEM Cool for K-12 Kids,” featuring Kenneth Cameron, a former astronaut and current SAIC Vice President and Manager of the Risk & Reliability Solutions Division and NASA Johnson Space Center Safety & Mission Assurance Support Services Contract Program Manager; Eric Schierling, a former F18 Top Gun pilot and current Director of Vencore’s Space Group; and Pooja Chandrashekar, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST) senior and ProjectCSGirls founder