San Francisco, California
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SWE Boston Professional Development Meeting
“United Nations Sustainability Goals and Climate Change”with
Sponsored by FM Global
Date: Sunday, December 4, 2016
RSVP: Register by Sunday, November 27
11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Registration, Cocktails, and Networking
12:00 - 12:20 pm: Opening Remarks by FM Global and SWE
12:20 pm: Lunch
12:30 - 1:30 pm: Main Presentation
1:30 - 2:00 pm: SWE Trivia
2:00 pm: Wrap up
Imagine yourself flying on the International Space Station and looking down through the window on our Planet Earth: what thoughts would come to your mind? This is the only home that we all have and share. Is there a future for our lonely Planet? What really matters? Join our discussion and let’s talk about global efforts sustaining life on our Planet Earth. What are the UN Sustainability Goals? What are the Grand Challenges defined by the US Engineering Academy? What are the disruptive innovations in science, engineering, and technology, and could it help us to solve these global problems? What are the “lessons learned” by NASA that we all should be aware of? Why is Global STEM Education absolutely essential as we prepare “passing the torch” to a younger generation? What are NASA professionals and NASA GLOBE legends (Apollo, International Space Station, Hubble Telescope, IceSat) sharing with students and educators around the world via Global STEM Classroom programs? Each of us has an important role in saving our Planet - let's talk about what we can do together.
Four Points by Sheraton
Norwood Hotel and Conference Center
1125 Boston Providence Turnpike
Norwood, MA 02062
About Our 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 also a Founder of the Global Technology and Engineering Consortium (GTEC) and a co-founder of the DOME Foundation. Larisa Schelkin is the author of the Global STEM Classroom ® teaching and learning model. She has developed over 35 Global STEM projects and established partnerships with K-12 schools & universities in 10 countries. Larisa is a NASA 4D Systems trainer and NASA GLOBE educator; Larisa held executive positions both in academia & global STEM 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 (IEL), Washington, DC (Class 2015); Larisa studied Global Education at Harvard University Graduate School of Education “Think Tank” (2015 -2016); she is a Fellow and Board member of Massachusetts Academy of Science. Larisa is a strong advocate for global STEM education and diversity and inclusion in STEM. Larisa is a member of SWE since 2000. She held numerous leadership positions at SWE including a VP of Career Guidance and Outreach and a Chair of the National Multicultural Committee. Larisa holds BS and MS in Petroleum Engineering & MS in Computer Science. Prior to moving to Massachusetts, USA, Larisa and her family lived in Bashkortostan, Russia, India, and Africa.
About Our Sponsor:
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To learn more, visit https://www.fmglobal.com/.
Tickets are non-refundable. However, if a request is made at least 72 hours before the scheduled event, the amount paid can be used as credit towards a future event. Please note that this credit expires within 60 days of the request being approved.
When & Where
Since its chartering in 1950, SWE's Boston section has grown to one of the largest. We hold a variety of events throughout the year to support women in engineering and to encourage young women to consider an engineering career.