WASHINGTON, May 11, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. News & World Report, publisher of the Best STEM High Schools, Best STEM Jobs and Parent's Guide to STEM, today announced that the sixth annual STEM Solutions National Leadership conference is on track to be one of the largest gatherings of STEM leaders to date.
This year's list of 140-plus speakers represent a range of industries and backgrounds. Kelvin Beachum, an NFL offensive tackle with the New York Jets, will appear on a panel on the science of sports, highlighting how to build excitement for STEM through participation in sports. Olivia Khalili, director of Yahoo for Good, will present on "Creating a STEM Volunteer Program for Your Employees," while Dianna Cowern, creator of the education YouTube channel Physics Girl, will lead a discussion on how informal learning can help make STEM come alive.
"STEM encompasses a wide range of issues within our communities and our local, regional and national economies. We designed a rich program to showcase all the various ways to support STEM learning and workforce development," said Brian Kelly, editor and chief content officer of U.S. News. "Whether you are an executive at a large corporation, a university administrator, a kindergarten teacher or a parent, you will learn how to support STEM in your community."
The conference is supported by 40 engaged corporations, foundations and nonprofits, including corporate sponsors CH2M, JetBlue, Qualcomm, Ford, Dow Chemical, Office Depot, Monsanto, Northrop Grumman and more.
Foundation sponsor NAF, a national network of education, business and community leaders, will hold a special session moderated by its president, JD Hoye, on "Remaking Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century." Gerald Solomon, executive director of the Samueli Foundation – another foundation sponsor – will give an update on the STEM Funders Network STEM Learning Ecosystems, a community-based model aimed at rebuilding the STEM workforce in more than 100 cities by 2020.
More than 900 attendees who are at the forefront of advancing the national STEM debate are registered to attend this year's event. Attendees represent STEM leaders from industry, foundations, nonprofits, associations, universities, public school systems and more. For a full list of attending organizations, please visit http://usnewsstemsolutions.com/look-whos-attending/.
To register or find the latest agenda for the STEM Solutions National Leadership Conference, visit usnewsstemsolutions.com and connect with U.S. News STEM Solutions on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and YouTube.
U.S. News STEM Solutions
The U.S. News STEM Solutions National Leadership Conference is focused on improving America's science, technology, engineering and math skills. Produced by U.S. News & World Report, the conference highlights STEM issues on a national stage and assembles major corporations, leading educators and top policymakers to find solutions to the STEM crisis. Now in its sixth year, the conference will take place May 24-26, 2017, at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina in California.
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