U.S. News & World Report Presents The Third Annual STEM Solutions National Leadership Conference

Featuring Code.org Co-founder and CEO Hadi Partovi; Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education James Shelton III; Former Chairman and CEO of Lockheed Martin Norm Augustine; President of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Shirley Ann Jackson and Over 100 Leaders in STEM

Wednesday, April 23 - Friday, April 25, 2014 Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Apr 14, 2014, 09:00 ET from U.S. News & World Report

WASHINGTON, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. News & World Report, a nationally recognized publisher of education advice and information, will bring together leaders in education, industry and policy for the third annual STEM Solutions Conference, taking place Wednesday, April 23Friday, April 25.

This year's conference will focus on how to develop the pipeline of talent needed to fill current and future jobs requiring science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills. Twelve tracks covering K-12, higher education, industry and more will include breakout sessions on the Common Core Backlash, the STEM Crisis Myth, Serving Underserved Youth, Online Education, Next Gen Science Standards, and the Gender Gap.

Judy Woodruff, co-anchor and managing editor of PBS Newshour, Brian Kelly, editor and chief content officer of U.S. News, and other top journalists will moderate the conversations.

U.S. News & World Report will also release the first U.S. News/Raytheon STEM Index, the only comprehensive index of its kind that tracks key economic- and education-related STEM activity in the United States over time.

Confirmed speakers to date include:

  • Norm Augustine, former Chairman and CEO, Lockheed Martin
  • Nate Ball, Host, PBS Kids' "Design Squad"
  • Kimberly Bryant, Founder, Black Girls Code
  • Mitchell Chester, Ed.D., Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
  • Glenn DuBois, Ph.D., Chancellor, Virginia Community College System
  • Joan Ferrini-Mundy, Ph.D., Assistant Director, National Science Foundation
  • Michael Gallagher, President and CEO, Entertainment Software Association
  • Linda Gojak, President, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
  • Wendy Hawkins, Executive Director, Intel Foundation
  • Gwenne Henricks, Chief Technology Officer, Caterpillar
  • Freeman Hrabowski III, Ph.D., President, University of Maryland-Baltimore County
  • Cheryl Hyman, Chancellor, City Colleges of Chicago
  • Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D., President, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Xiaochun Luo, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer, Avon
  • Col. Rich Morales, Executive Director, Joining Forces, The White House
  • Eduardo Padron, Ph.D., President, Miami Dade College
  • Hadi Partovi, Co-founder and CEO, code.org
  • Kim Reynolds, Iowa Lieutenant Governor
  • Dara Richardson-Heron, M.D., CEO, YWCA USA
  • James Shelton III, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Education
  • William Swanson, Chairman, Raytheon Company

For a full agenda, please visit http://usnewsstemsolutions.com/expert-insight-spirited-discussions-real-progress.

Members of the media interested in attending the Conference or receiving embargoed information about the U.S. News/Raytheon STEM Index should contact U.S. News & World Report's Lucy Lyons (llyons@usnews.com). You can also follow the conversation on Twitter via @STEMSolutions, and by using the hashtag #STEMsolve.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 
1:00 p.m.: The First U.S. News STEM Index Unveiling; Opening Keynote Session
3:00 p.m.: Breakout Sessions
5:15 p.m.:  Reception

Thursday, April 24, 2014 
9:00 a.m.: Keynote Session
10:00 a.m.: Breakout Sessions
12:00 p.m.: Lunch
2:00 p.m.: Breakout Sessions
4:45 p.m.: Program Concludes

Friday, April 25, 2014 
9:00 a.m.: Keynote Session
10:00 a.m.: Breakout Sessions
12:00 p.m.: Concluding Keynote Session

Walter E. Washington Convention Center

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