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 371B - Michigan STEM Workforce Call-To-Action Seminar 

371B - Michigan STEM Workforce Call-To-Action Seminar 



Event Number

Event Date

 to 6/5/2013

Event Location
The Henry Ford Museum

Event Contact
Rebecca Danahy at or (703) 247-2561


The primary purpose of our quarterly meetings is to engage in local dialogues about how we can increase the quality of STEM education; the quantity of STEM educated graduates that are eligible for employment in the Aerospace and Defense (A&D) industries; and the amount and effectiveness of engagement by A&D employers, working in partnership with others in their communities.

Previous meetings have demonstrated the productiveness of bringing together participants in the national level AIA and NDIA workforce efforts with state and local STEM workforce and education stakeholders, to share best practices, expand the “toolbox” of ideas for engaging the community; and discuss issues and solutions. We hope you will be able to attend the meeting and come away with some great ideas and action plans.

What is the purpose of this meeting?
1. To foster regional and statewide communication and to develop operational concepts for collaboration to enhance and expand the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) future workforce in Michigan.
2. To identify opportunities for multi-industry collaboration and alignment to advance STEM education and cultivate the 21st century workforce. 

What are the objectives?

  1. To identify STEM education, skills and competencies goals; and to determine effective ways of partnering with elementary, secondary and post secondary education to produce the 21st Century workforce.
  2. To develop a unified STEM message from industry in Michigan to educators, parents, and students.   
  3. To identify best practices and implement methods to nurture and emulate or replicate and connect high payoff programs through collaboration in the STEM network. 

Who should attend? 

  • Aerospace and defense company representatives with workforce development or community relations responsibilities.
  • Members of other industries with a stake in STEM education and workforce preparation.
  • STEM educators, school administrators, and district supervisors.
  • Members of the academic community involved in STEM.
  • State and local education, workforce development, and economic development officials.
  • Members of the philanthropic community focused on education and workforce.
  • STEM program providers.
  • Other participants in Michigan STEM Initiatives.

Download/Print/View the STEM marketing flyer.


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Agenda at a glance:

Tuesday, June 4, 2013
7:00-8:00am       Registration and Networking Breakfast
8:00-9:00am       Welcome and National Overview of STEM Initiatives
9:00-9:10am       Overview of Michigan Partnership and Seminar Objectives
9:10-10:00am     Keynote Speaker
10:00-10:35am   STEM Impact on "The New Michigan Economy"
10:35-10:45am   Networking Break
10:45-11:50am   Success Stories and Programs From Community Colleges 
11:50-12:00pm   U.S. Department of Education
12:00-1:00pm     Networking Luncheon
1:00-2:30pm       Concurrent Breakout Sessions
2:30-2:45pm       Networking Break
2:45-4:30pm       Concurrent Breakout Sessions
4:30-5:15pm       Closing Speaker
5:15-6:30pm       Networking Reception

Wednesday, June 5, 2013
7:00-8:00am        Registration and Networking Breakfast
8:00-8:10am        Welcome and Objectives
8:10-8:45am        Keynote Speaker
8:45-10:15am      Concurrent Breakout Sessions
10:15-10:30am    Networking Break
10:30-11:00am    Keynote Speaker
11:00-11:30am    Presentations and Announcement of Breakout Session Results
11:30am              Adjourn  


The Henry Ford Museum
20900 Oakwood Blvd
Dearborn, MI 48121
Tel: (313) 982-6001

The meeting is taking place in Lovett Hall. A campus map of the Henry Ford can be found here.

Recommended Hotels:

The Dearborn Inn, A Marriott Hotel
20301 Oakwood Boulevard
Dearborn, MI 48124
Room rate: $199.00

DoubleTree by Hilton - Dearborn
5801 Southfield Service Drive
Detroit, MI 48228
Room rate: $149.00

Comfort Inn - Dearborn
20061 Michigan Avenue
Dearborn, MI 48124
Room rate: $124.00


** Online registration is now closed. ** 

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Registration Fees:

  • Academia/Government: $25

  • Industry Attendees: $100

Cancellations and substitutions must be made in writing via email to Rebecca Danahy, Cancellations must be received by May 31, 2013. No refunds will be given for this meeting.

Contact Info/Inquiries/Questions

NDIA POC: Rebecca Danahy at or (703) 247-2561


Affiliate Associations

The Association for Enterprise Information    National Training and Simulation Association    Precision Strike Association    Women in Defense