Full STEM Ahead

December 9, 2014
Washington, DC

As exciting advancements push STEM innovations to new heights, the national challenge of sparking interest in STEM fields from a young age takes on greater urgency. We’re preparing students for jobs that don’t yet exist, and for career paths we often cannot yet fully imagine.

We gathered a wide range of prominent STEM practitioners and experts in policy, technology, and education to share both the setbacks and successes they have experienced, highlight cutting-edge advancements across their fields, and offer students a firsthand look into what tomorrow’s STEM careers may look like—and the impact they could have on the world.  

With thanks to our Underwriter, Siemens Foundation, we were introduced to the next generation of inventors and innovators at an event where the winners of the 2014 Siemens Competition were announced.

George Washington University
Jack Morton Auditorium
805 21st St. NW
Washington, DC 20052

Presented by

Atlantic Live



8:55 a.m.  Welcome Remarks

  • Bob Cohn, President and Chief Operating Officer, The Atlantic
  • Steven Lerman, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, The George Washington University
  • David Etzwiler, Chief Executive Officer, Siemens Foundation

9:15 a.m.  One-on-One Interview

  • Aprille Ericsson, Aerospace Engineer, NASA  
  • Interviewed By: Megan Garber, Staff Writer, The Atlantic

9:45 a.m.  Attracting and Supporting Diverse Students in STEM Fields

  • Gary May, Dean, College of Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Linda Rosen, Chief Executive Officer, Change the Equation
  • Russell Shilling, Executive Director of STEM Initiatives, United States Department of Education
  • Moderated By: Peter Beinart, Contributing Editor, The Atlantic

10:25 a.m.  One-on-One Interview

  • Aaron Schock, Member, United States House of Representatives
  • Interviewed By: Peter Beinart

10:55 a.m.  One-on-One Interview

  • Anthony Fauci, Director, NIAID, National Institutes of Health
  • Interviewed By: Frank Sesno, Director, School of Media and Public Affairs, The George Washington University  

11:20 a.m.  Case Study Sessions

  • Jon Chapman, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Everfi
  • Isabella Musachio, General Manager, TechShop DC-Arlington
  • Stephanie Nguyen, Co-Founder, Landmark Directions  

11:55 a.m.  Sponsor Content: Brought to you by Siemens

  • David Etzwiler
  • Robert Miller, Lead Judge, Siemens Competition
  • Eric Spiegel, President and Chief Executive Officer, Siemens USA

12:17 p.m.  Closing Remarks

  • Bob Cohn

12:20 p.m.  Program Conclusion


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