WASHINGTON, March 5, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. News STEM Solutions is joining with the 5th USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo, presented by Lockheed Martin, to host its Workforce of Tomorrow National Conference April 4-6, 2018 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The co-located Festival and Conference will bring together educators, scientists, performers, business and government leaders — as well as children and families — to create an inspiring and exciting week of events to advance STEM education and careers in America.
"As the nation's largest science fair, the Festival brings science superstars together to fuel youth curiosity around STEM," said Marc Schulman, executive director, USA Science & Engineering Festival. "Teaming with U.S. News STEM Solutions supports our focus on creating more opportunities for America's students and keeping our nation competitive."
Brian Kelly, editor and chief content officer at U.S. News added: "We're delighted to collaborate with the USA Science & Engineering Festival to host our annual STEM Solutions conference and discuss the skillset needed to create a workforce of bright innovators in science, technology, engineering and math."
An executive-level event with significant impact, Workforce of Tomorrow aims to ensure a strong future for STEM education and employment. The conference is designed for leaders across multiple industries, from corporate CEOs to university presidents, and influential board chairs to top policymakers. Committed to examining the complexities of developing a workforce skilled in STEM fields, these leaders bring their key insights, innovative strategies, and industry best practices to develop solutions for advancing this effort.
This year's conference will focus on the theme of "Skills, Jobs & the New Collar Economy," highlighting ideas to ensure that employers can find the talent they need to compete in a time of exponential technological change. Sessions will cover topics such as building effective workforce partnerships and policies, understanding and adapting to the new world of new collar jobs and how educators are innovating to fill the jobs pipeline. Also, the Festival and Workforce of Tomorrow have partnered with the STEM Funders Network's STEM Learning Ecosystems Initiative to host their annual spring meeting.
The U.S. News STEM Solutions Presents: Workforce of Tomorrow was created by U.S. News & World Report, publisher of the Best STEM High Schools, A Parent's Guide to STEM and Best STEM Jobs, to foster collaboration among those working to advance the agenda for national change in STEM education, policy, and workforce development.
To register or to learn more about the conference, please visit http://usnewsstemsolutions.com, read news coverage and connect with U.S. News STEM Solutions on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+. Media interested in attending should contact Enxhi Myslymi at [email protected].
The U.S. News conference takes place as part of the week-long USA Science & Engineering Festival, which culminates with the Festival Expo on April 7-8. The Festival Expo is a free, family-friendly event with over 3,000 hands-on activities and stage shows! The Festival Expo takes over the entire convention center and hosts 350,000 people, making it the Super Bowl of STEM. The USA Science & Engineering Festival is the nation's largest science festival. Pre-registration is required. To learn more, visit www.USAScienceFestival.org.
About the USA Science & Engineering Festival
Founded by serial entrepreneur Larry Bock and Lockheed Martin executives to address the severe shortage in science and tech talent, the USA Science & Engineering Festival is the only national science festival. It was developed to increase public awareness about the importance of science and to encourage youth to pursue careers in science and engineering by celebrating science in much the same way as society celebrates Hollywood celebrities, professional athletes and pop stars. The Festival Expo is presented by Lockheed Martin with important support from Chevron. Visit USAScienceFestival.org, connect on Facebook, and follow on Twitter @USAScienceFest.
About U.S. News STEM Solutions
The U.S. News STEM Solutions Presents: Workforce of Tomorrow 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 advance the development of a STEM-focused workforce in the new-collar economy. The seventh annual conference will take place in Washington, D.C., in 2018. For more details and updates, please visit http://usnewsstemsolutions.com.
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