Morning session: Innovation Ambassadors
Friday, December 7, 2012 from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM (EST)
Washington, United States
- A Kids’ Innovation Panel
This event celebrates the incredible resources our children possess when it comes to creativity and inventiveness. Six teams, three from Sweden and three from the U.S., will display the work of their joint research and collaborative solutions for improving the lives of older people.
The teams will present their innovations and discuss the challenges and benefits of working cross- culturally to an audience of industry leaders, educators, scientists and decision makers.
This event is part of the theme The Way Forward for Science Education. If you would like to join the afternoon session "The Future of STEM" - A Policy Discussion, please visit the link below to register:
09:30 AM - Registration and Breakfast
10:30 AM - Innovation Ambassadors
This panel will highlight the students participating in the FIRST Lego League Challenge who have conducted joint research on improving lives of older people. The children will present their innovations, and talk about their interest in science and the process of collaborative learning.
Welcome by H.E. Jonas Hafström, Ambassador of Sweden to the United States
Dr. Woodie Flowers, Professor Emeritus, MIT, and FIRST National Advisor
Mr. Jody Holtzman, Senior Vice President, Thought Leadership, AARP
Col. Patrick G. Forrester, Colonel US Army(ret.) and NASA Astronaut
In collaboration with: FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge.