Micro Nano Technology Education Special Interest Group (MNTeSIG) 2019
The 2019 Micro Nano Technology Education Special Interest Group (MNTeSIG) will build on the success of the 2018 HI-TEC MNT SIG and NACK CIBP Forum as well as ongoing virtual MNTeSIG meetings (www.mntesig.net). This full-day gathering will support MNT workforce improvement by building and fostering micro and nano technology communities across the country. Participants will collaborate in sharing ideas to strengthen and augment workforce development programs through educational partnerships for tomorrow's micro and nano technology workforce. Barbara Lopez, Matthias Pleil, Support Center for Microsystems Education (SCME), Albuquerque, NM; Michael Lesiecki, Bob Ehrmann, NACK Support Center, University Park, PA; The MNTeSIG Community
Opportunities for Growth in a Time of Extraordinary Change
Todd McLees, Founder, Pendio Group and Rethink Ecosystem Hub
Todd will offer insights on three key areas related to the speed of innovation. He will discuss the current and future rate of change in technological innovation; its impact on Work of the Future and how educators can prepare students for the changing jobs in the new economy; and the need for new levels of collaboration to meet the needs related to reskilling, upskilling and “newskilling” the workforce of today and tomorrow.
Cultivating and Leading Change in Big Data, Analytics, and Artificial Intelligence: Empowering and Advancing Women and Underrepresented Groups in STEM
A keynote panel of industry leaders will provide perspectives on emerging trends, future requirements, and workforce characteristics that are necessary to meet global demand and fulfill national security interests. The opportunity for women and underrepresented groups to play an important part in developing and leading these technology initiatives will be explored.
Moderator Ann Beheler Principal Investigator, National Convergence Technology Center (CTC)
Panelist Aaron Burciaga Chief Technology Officer at Analytics2Go
Panelist JC Caesar Chief Operations Office at Addx and retired Rear Admiral US Navy
Panelist Polly Mitchell-Guthrie Vice President of Industry Outreach and Thought Leadership at Kinaxis
Missouri Biotech Day
The day will start with a tour of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center followed by panel sessions covering best practices in high school education, what two-year alumni are doing in industry, and how education interacts with and supports industry through student internships and contract research work. At the end of the day, there will be three poster sessions. One session will focus on how two-year programs meet emerging industry trends. The other two will focus on research performed by college and high school students. Several of the panel and poster topics will be further explored in main conference sessions. Participants must bring their own laptops. Linnea Fletcher, AC2 Bio-Link Regional Center, Austin, TX; Richard Norris, Center for Plant and Life Sciences, St. Louis, MO; Elizabeth Boedeker, St. Louis Community College, St. Louis, MO