SmartBrief's STEM Pathways Panel Series

Bringing together top STEM specialists and experts from industry and education, SmartBrief Education's STEM Pathways Panel Series are high-powered, half-day events that explore real-world ways to address the issue of students' STEM skills gaps and guide them toward careers in STEM fields. Combining vibrant panel discussions in an engaging and intimate setting along with substantive networking opportunities, each STEM Pathways event is designed so attendees leave with practical tools for continued learning.

Upcoming Events

STEM Pathways: Creating a Blueprint for Success
Thursday, October 20, 2016, The Carriage House, Washington, DC

Science, technology, engineering and math play a critical role in our nation's economic prosperity. Educators, associations and other stakeholders are working to inspire and engage the next generation of STEM professionals. Help shape the STEM education movement during SmartBrief Education's 3rd annual STEM Pathways event. During this think-tank style event, you will collaborate with other STEM leaders to create blueprints for STEM success. Don't miss the opportunity to learn from a panel of experts and share your professional insights with others on topics such as STEM vs. STEAM, creating multiple pathways to STEM and student motivation.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Please contact Mike Wertz, East Coast Account Director, or Candace Donlin, West Coast Account Director, for sponsorship opportunities.

Past Events

Real World Learning in STEM: Preparing Students for the Path to Workforce
Saturday, November 21 2015, New Orleans, LA -- part of ACTE's CareerTech VISION Conference!

Emphasizing the continued popularity of the Maker space trend, as well as the resurgence of apprenticeship programs, we’ll invite educators who are heavily involved in the Maker Movement to talk about how their work is preparing students for careers in STEM fields. Students from a local area school will share their insights as well and engage the audience in a hands-on session

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*Please note this session is part of the program at ACTE's CareerTech VISION Conference. You must register for the conference in order to attend this session.


Equity in STEM: Taking the Challenge to Build an Inclusive Workforce
Friday, October 23, 2015, Washington, DC

Are associations, organizations, corporations and schools up to the challenge of building an inclusive workforce? We will explore this question during SmartBrief Education's second annual STEM Pathways Panel Series event. Join us for a discussion with a panel of STEM experts, including an author and thought leader, female business leader, aerospace educator, and a STEM educator who works with students with neurological differences. We’ll ask the audience to discuss what they can do to step up. And we'll ensure attendees leave with actionable best practices for preparing students for the 21st century workforce.

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STEM Pathways Roundtable: Association Leadership Roles
October 23, 2014, Washington, DC

Panelists will lead a lively, interactive discussion on how associations can take a leadership role in developing and promoting STEM programs that help fill workforce needs, the challenges to these types of STEM programs, and how industry and education can come together to solve these problems.

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