STEM Talks

STEM Talks

Toggling Switches, Loading Decks, Inventing His Future
October 5, 2020

Raul “Rudy” Reyna Credits Early Invention Experience for Life’s Successes Dr. Raul “Rudy” Reyna was in high school and he asked his geometry teacher a question that would change his life: “What is a computer?” This was decades ago and the teacher responded candidly to Reyna, “I have no idea.” The teacher wasn’t satisfied with the answer she provided and […]

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Dr. Calvin Mackie gives a Message on HOPE
May 18, 2020

Today’s episode is a long overdue message about HOPE. Award winning mentor, inventor, internationally renowned Speaker, Author, and STEM Entrepreneur, Dr. Calvin Mackie, gives us a message of hope in this time of crisis. Dr. Mackie is the founder of STEM NOLA, a non-profit organization founded to expose, inspire and engage communities about the opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and […]

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Driving Action to Eliminate the Digital Divide
May 18, 2020

Having decent Internet in every home is no longer a “nice” to have. It’s a must. National experts and thought leaders, Drs. Lin Wells of George Mason University and David Bray of the Atlantic Council, offer practical strategies and tips for what you can be doing now to help call attention and drive action to the staggering problem of the […]

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A deeper dive into the state of Indiana’s re-opening discussions.
May 3, 2020

Join us to hear from Reginald McGregor, Manager of Engineering Employee Development at Rolls-Royce, Founding member of the Indiana STEM Ecosystem, President of the Lawrence Twp School Board. Lsiten here.

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Updates from the White House with Bose Policy Group
April 9, 2020

Della Cronin of the Bose Public Affairs Group analyzes a recent relaxation of rules by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. Listen to Cronin explain what this change could signal for your school district, your state and how you can be playing a role.

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US Federal Policy and COVID19
March 31, 2020

Washington-based Advocate Della Cronin of the Bose Public Affairs Group and James Brown of the STEM Education Coalition joined STEM Ecosystems Co-Director Alyssa Briggs in a discussion about what ecosystem leaders can expect from the current stimulus package and what they need to be doing now to ensure that students and STEM are well served in future pieces of legislation. […]

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An Interview with Jeff Weld
March 29, 2020

What can we hope to learn during this pandemic The first podcast in this series features SLECoP Director Alyssa Briggs interviewing Jeff Weld, former director of the Federal Government’s Office of Science Technology Policy, about the pandemic, what it means for STEM learning and what action ecosystem leaders should be taking today.

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Superintendents Share
March 19, 2020

This episode is a panel discussion with 3 superintendents from around the country working to serve their students, families, teachers and general community during this time. Featured in the conversation are superintendents: Dr. Brian Brotschul,Superintendent, Delran Township School District, Patti LaBarm, Superintendent, Watertown City School District, and Pedro Martinez, Superintendent, San Antonio Independent School District Written Summary

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