SWE Boston December 2015 Professional Development Event
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Boston Professional Section presents:
Global STEM Education and
Innovation- Driven 21st century workforce:
Policy and Best Practices
Sponsored by FM Global
Presented by Larisa Schelkin
Date: Sunday, December 6, 2015
This presentation is devoted to the Global STEM (Science, technology, engineering and math) education in the US and around the world – past, present and the future…where we were, where we are and where are we going? What is STEM education and why and how it’s becoming a Global STEM education? Technological advancements over the last decade have dramatically changed the reality of the STEM professional world, the way STEM professionals work, and the skills that are now required. How this reflects on education? Is there an achievement gap? (Professor Tony Wagner, Harvard University). The current educational system in US has been created in 1892 by the Committee of Ten (Chairman, President of Harvard University, Dr. Charles William Eliot). Do you think it might be a good time to take another look? There are many on-going discussions by the National and Global educational leaders, researchers, practitioners and policy makers addressing Global STEM Education challenges and how it reflects on preparing the students for an Innovation-driven 21st Century globally competitive workforce.
You will learn about some National and International best practices in global STEM education; about Global STEM Classroom ® and its experience in the US, UK, Russia, France, Netherlands, Mexico, Ukraine and other countries.; you will also learn about public policy in STEM education; the role of engineers and how you can become an active advocate and to contribute to this process.
11:30 - 12:00PM: Registration/Networking and Luncheon
12:00 - 12:15PM: SWE Announcements and a few words from FM Global
12:15 - 01:15PM: Presentation and Q&A
01:15 - 1:30PM: Wrap Up
Lunch will be provided. Vegetarian option available.
About the Speaker
Larisa K. Schelkin CEO, President and Founder, Global STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Education Center, Inc. 501(c) (3) nonprofit corporation; She is a co-founder of the DOME Foundation (Diversity and Outreach in Math and Engineering) and a founder of the GTEC (Global Technology and Engineering Consortium) project. Larisa Schelkin is the author of the Global STEM Classroom® teaching and learning model. She held executive positions in academia and STEM global corporations (WPI, WIT, Tufts University; TYCO Electronics Global Corporation). Larisa is a Fellow for Education Policy, Rennie Center for Educational Research and Policy & Institute for Education Leadership, Washington, DC (Class 2015); she is a Fellow and a Board member of Massachusetts Academy of Science. Larisa participated in Harvard University “Think Tank” on Global Education in 2015 and planning on continuing her studies of Global Education at Harvard in 2016. Larisa serves on The STEM-Space Project at SETI Advisory Board; on IUCEE Advisory Board and on Massachusetts Metro North Regional Employment Board; She served on the Global STEM Education Sub-Committee and also on Diversity in STEM Education Sub-Committee, MA Governor’s STEM Education Advisory Council.. Larisa is a frequent presenter at many Nationals and International Conferences. She has presented at SWE, NSBE, SHPE, ISTE, MassCUE, NSTA, MASCA, NSTA STEM Forum, MASS/MASC, Global Education Forum/Asia Society/Penn University, BLC (Building Learning Communities), MA STEM Summit; Global Collaboration Conference and etc. Larisa is serving as a Chair for Global STEM Collaboration, ISTE Global Collaboration PLN.
Larisa Schelkin concentrates her efforts on global STEM education programs & policy in the US and around the world. She has devoted her efforts to the international collaboration in STEM and to developing & implementing innovative strategic approaches for building successful partnerships and bridging corporations, foundations, government, academia, professional associations & non-profit organizations. She is a nationally recognized advocate for diversity and inclusion and the role of women in STEM education and STEM professional world.
About FM Global
Established in 1835, FM Global (www.fmglobal.com) is a US$4.7 billion mutual insurance company, whose clients include more than one of every three FORTUNE 1000 companies and similar-sized organizations in more than 130 countries. FM Global works with its clients to develop robust property insurance and engineering solutions to protect business operations from fire, natural disasters and other types of property risk. Named “Best Global Property Insurer” by Global Finance magazine and “Best Property Insurer in the World” by Euromoney magazine, the company is rated A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best and ‘AA’ (Very Strong) by Fitch Ratings.
FM Global provides comprehensive global commercial and industrial property insurance, engineering-driven underwriting and risk management solutions, groundbreaking property loss prevention research and prompt, professional claims handling. As a mutual company, our products and services directly support our clients' overall risk management objectives through:
● Understanding the nature and reality of their specific risks
● Establishing sound loss prevention solutions that safeguard against loss
● Developing cost-effective insurance and risk transfer solutions backed by large, stable capacity
● Providing the claims and loss mitigation support to minimize business disruption
● FM Global is INSURANCE EVOLVED
Four Points Sheraton Norwood Hotel and Conference Center
at the FM Global Center for Property Risk Solutions
1125 Boston-Providence Turnpike, Norwood, MA 02062
From Boston and points North
Take I-93 South which turns into I-95 (Route 128) North.
Take Exit 15B, Route 1 South toward Norwood.
Travel 4.5 miles, the Four Points by Sheraton Norwood.Hotel & Conference Center will be on your right after the Staples Plaza.
From the West
Follow Mass. Turnpike (I-90) East
Take Exit 14 onto I-95 (Route 128) South. (Note: From the West, this Exit is number 14, from the East, it is number 15.)
Continue South to Exit 15B. Route 1, Norwood,
And proceed as above.
From Providence, TF Green Airport & points South
Take I-95 North to Exit 11B, Neponset Street, Norwood.
Drive 7/10 of a mile and turn left onto Dean Street.
At traffic light, turn left onto Route 1, heading South.
The Four Points by Sheraton Norwood Hotel & Conference Center is on your right after the Staples Plaza.
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