NC Science Summit Agenda

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North carolina science Summit

To compete in the jobs of the future, not only does the state need to build the capacity of its science and technology workforce, it needs to invest in opportunities to grow these jobs.

This agenda is subject to change.

 

Content table

Continental breakfast, 8 a.m.

Welcome, 8:15 a.m.

Dan Solomon, Dean NCSU College of Sciences & Board Member NC Science Festival 

Vehicle for the Vision, 8:25 a.m.

Moderator: Anita Brown-Graham, Director – Institute for Emerging Issues

Panelists:
               Todd Boyette, Director – Morehead Planetarium 
                Stephen Saucier, Executive Director – Grassroots Science Museums Collaborative
                Sam Houston, CEO – NC Science Mathematics, and Technology Education Center

Keynote Address, 8:50 a.m.

Madhu Beriwal, CEO – IEM Inc. (Innovative Emergency Management)

Q & A, 9:10 a.m.

Strengthening STEM Industry involvement in NC Communities, 9:20 a.m.

Moderator: Lew Ebert, PresidentNC Chamber of Commerce

Panelists:
            Justin Miller, CEO – Deja Mi Inc.     
            Steve Parrott, President – Wake Education Partnerships
           Brooks Raiford, President – NC Technology Association

Q & A, 10:00 a.m.

Break, 10:25 a.m.

Making the Connection Between STEM Industry & the Classroom, 10:35 A.M.

Moderator: Raj Narayan, Associate Director – Kenan Institute for Engineering Technology & Science

Panelists:
                Kathryn Castelloes, NC Commerce Bureau Chief – Apprenticeship & Training     
                Tim Baldwin, Senior Vice President –  McKim & Creed Inc.
                Mark Townley, Kenan Fellow – Holly Springs High School

Q & A with table discussion question, 11:15 a.m.

wINNING sTRATEGIES FOR sTEM iNDUSTRY RECRUITMENT, 11:35 a.m.

Moderator: Charles Hayes, CEO – Research Triangle Regional Partnership

Panelists:
            Jennifer Lantz, Director – Wilson County Economic Development Council
           
Tom White
, Director – Economic Development Partnership NCSU   
            Gabe Dough, CEO – Shure Foods Inc.

Q & A, 12:15 p.m.

lUNCH sPEAKER, 12:30 p.m.

John Hardin, Executive Director – NC Board of Science & Technology

REGIONAL facilitated events, 1:30 p.m. 

  • Piedmont Region (Charlotte) 
  • Western Region (Asheville) 
  • Eastern Region (Williamston)  
  • Research Triangle Region (Raleigh) 
  • Foothills Region (Conover) 

Report out, 4:00 p.m.

Closing session – NC at the Forefront of a Science & Technology Fueled Economy, 4:20 p.m.

Senator Bob Rucho, NC General Assembly
Representative Tom Murry, NC General Assembly 

q & A, 4:45 p.m.

adjourn, 5:00 p.m.

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