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A Vision for STEM Education: Exploring Connecting Transforming

ASSET STEM Education, Norwin School District, Pittsburgh Technology Council and Philadelphia Education Fund

Monday, February 18, 2013 from 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM (EST)

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Join ASSET STEM Education and Norwin School District for a day of workshops, keynote speakers and networking.


Identify where your school is on the STEM continuum. Discover resources and best practices to help your school become a model for STEM education. Network with education, business, industry and government leaders from across the state.


Connect with businesses/corporations through ASSET's new STEM Career Network and facilitate real-world STEM experiences for your educators and students.



7:30 - 8:30 a.m.     Registration/Breakfast

8:30 - 8:45 a.m.     Opening Remarks and Welcome
                               Dr. William H. Kerr, Superintendent of Schools, Norwin School District
                               Cynthia Pulkowski, Executive Director, ASSET STEM Education

8:45 - 9:30 a.m.     Keynote Speaker
                               David Burns, Director of STEM Innovation Networks, Battelle

9:30 - 9:45 a.m.     Break

9:45 - 10:45 a.m.   Breakout Session No. 1

10:50 - 11:50 a.m. Breakout Session No. 2

11:50 - 12:50 p.m. Lunch provided by Carolina Biological Supply Company

12:50 - 1:20 p.m.   Keynote Speaker
                               Dewayne Rideout, Vice President of Human Resources,
All-Clad Metalcrafters LLC

1:25 - 2:25 p.m.     Breakout Session No. 3

2:25 - 3:00 p.m.     Networking/ACT 48 Paperwork Submission


Breakout Session descriptions. You must select one breakout per session to register.




What are my transport/parking/lodging options getting to the event?

Parking is located at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center at a cost of $10.

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Conference attendees can enjoy discounted rates at the nearby Marriott Courtyard Pittsburgh Downtown hotel.


Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email events@assetinc.org or call 412-481-7320.


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Have questions about A Vision for STEM Education: Exploring Connecting Transforming? Contact ASSET STEM Education, Norwin School District, Pittsburgh Technology Council and Philadelphia Education Fund

When & Where

David L. Lawrence Convention Center
1000 Fort Duquesne Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Monday, February 18, 2013 from 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM (EST)

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ASSET STEM Education, Norwin School District, Pittsburgh Technology Council and Philadelphia Education Fund

About ASSET STEM Education

ASSET STEM Education is a national Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education improvement nonprofit established by Bayer Corporation and several community partners in 1994. It fosters STEM fluency and college/career readiness by providing educators with highly effective professional development, hands-on educational materials and consulting services — impacting students pre-K through career. All of its programs are results oriented, research and inquiry based and align with national and state standards. ASSET's programs influence the lives of more than 7,000 teachers and 225,000 students across the nation.

ASSET represents Pennsylvania as part of Battelle's STEMx national network, a multi-state network with an imperative for action on STEM. STEMx is comprised of 19 member state networks, more than a third of the nation’s states, and currently impacts more than 8 million students nationwide. Additionally, ASSET’s Elementary Program met the rigorous criteria for inclusion in the Change the Equation STEMworks Database, a national database of evidence-based STEM programs. In 2010, ASSET was selected as one of the first-round recipients of a U.S. Department of Education Investing in Innovation Grant to validate its model in rural and high-needs schools. www.assetinc.org.

About Norwin School District

The Norwin School District educates approximately 5,200 students in grades K-12 who live in North Huntingdon Township, Irwin Borough and North Irwin Borough in western Westmoreland County. Norwin School District’s mission is to prepare students to become productive and responsible citizens in an ever-changing global society through quality educational experiences. In 2013, the Pittsburgh Business Times ranked the District fourteenth among western Pennsylvania’s 105 school districts and third in Westmoreland County for student academic performance. In 2015, the School District anticipates beginning construction on a new facility called the Norwin STEM Innovation Center for Teaching and Learning, a place where High School students will be able to select a STEM career pathway and work hand-in-hand with Norwin teachers and mentors from business and industry on authentic projects in an environment that promotes entrepreneurship, innovation, creativity, and cross-curricular work. The District’s successes are the direct result of quality students, families and a most supportive community, as well as an exemplary teaching staff that has a strong commitment to their work and to their students. The District strives to continue this culture of excellence in education, with all stakeholders working together to move Norwin forward “from great…to EXTRAORDINARY.” www.norwinsd.org

About Pittsburgh Technology Council

Since 1983, the Pittsburgh Technology Council has been the principal point of connection for companies from four primary clusters of the technology industry that are represented by a critical mass of businesses in southwestern Pennsylvania including, the Advanced Manufacturing / Materials, Green Technology, Information Technology and Life Sciences sectors. In addition to supporting the technology community the Council is intimately involved with helping the education community connect with the technology community via our annual Pittsburgh STEM Summit and the Three Rivers Educational Technology Conference. For more details please visit, http://www.pghtech.org

About Philadelphia Math + Science Coaltion (Philadelphia Education Fund)

The mission of the Coalition is to foster a collaborative STEM stakeholder community to coordinate resources that support preparation of Philadelphia public school students to become productive citizens in a 21st century STEM economy. www.philaedfund.org

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