2015 Sessions

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August 4th, 2015

8:15 - 8:20 AM

WELCOME

Building the 21st-Century Learner

MARIETTE DiCHRISTINA Editor in Chief and SVP, SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN // @mdichristina

and SUSAN WINSLOW Managing Director, Higher Education Division, Macmillan Education

CHAPTER 1: A Path to the Future

8:20 - 9:05 AM

KEYNOTE

Making the Case for Change: The President’s Agenda for STEM at the White House

DR. JO HANDELSMAN Associate Director for Science, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy // @Jo_OSTP

Moderator: Susan Winslow

9:05 – 9:20 AM

LIGHTNING Q&A

Why the U.S. Needs to Upgrade K-12 STEM to Stay Globally Competitive

DR. CRAIG BARRETT Retired Chairman and CEO, Intel Corporation, and Board Chair, Change the Equation

Moderator: Mariette DiChristina

9:20 – 10:00 AM

DISCUSSION

Issues of Business Needs for the 21st-Century Learner and Job Growth in STEM Areas

JAIME CASAP Chief Education Evangelist, Google // @jcasap, with DR. CRAIG BARRETT

Moderator: Mariette DiChristina

10:00 – 10:30 AM

LIGHTNING Q&A

Education Leadership

JOEL KLEIN CEO, Amplify, and Former Chancellor, New York City Department of Education // @JoelKlein

Moderator: Anna Kuchment // @akuchment

10:30 – 10:45 AM

NETWORKING BREAK

10:45 – Noon

INTERACTIVE SESSION

Setting the 10-Year Vision for STEM in the U.S.

DR. RUSSELL SHILLING Executive Director of STEM, U.S. Department of Education // @Russ_Shilling

Moderator: Mariette DiChristina

Noon – 12:15 PM

LIGHTNING Q&A

Learning How to Fail

DR. LAWRENCE M. KRAUSS Foundation Professor, Arizona State University, Department of Physics, and Director,

Origins Project, theoretical physicist, cosmologist and best-selling author of A Universe from Nothing // @LKrauss1

Interviewer: Mariette DiChristina

12:15 – 1:15 PM

LUNCH

CHAPTER 2: Fostering Teacher Success

1:15 – 1:40 PM

PROJECTS FOR THE FUTURE

Macmillan Connections Grant Awards

Presented:Susan Winslow

1:40 – 2:25 PM

PANEL DISCUSSION

Resourcing Change

TALIA MILGROM-ELCOTT Executive Director, 100Kin10 // @100Kin10

EMILY REID Curriculum Director, Girls Who Code // @emilyerinreid

ALICE STEINGLASS VP, Product and Marketing, Code.org // @AliceSteinglass

Moderator: Annie Murphy Paul, author of Brilliant: The Science of How We Get Smarter // @anniemurphypaul

2:25 – 2:40 PM

TALK

Making Math Exciting and Fun

DR. COLIN ADAMS Mathematician and best-selling author of The Knot Book

Introduction: Susan Winslow

2:40 – 2:45 PM

GOOGLE SCIENCE FAIR

Student Finalists

Competing for the SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN Innovator Award and others at the Google Science Fair

Presented by Mariette DiChristina

2:45 – 3:25 PM

INTERACTIVE SESSION

Changing the Idea of Who Is STEM

DR. JO HANDELSMAN on what the White House is doing to partner with TV and films to change perceptions

DR. JOHN SOTOS, Scientific Adviser, House M.D.

DR. DONNA NELSON, Scientific Adviser, Breaking Bad // @drdjnelson

Introduction: Susan Winslow

3:30 PM

PROGRAM ENDS

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