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 471B - POSTPONED - AIA/NDIA Ohio STEM Call-to-Action Forum 

471B - POSTPONED - AIA/NDIA Ohio STEM Call-to-Action Forum 



Event Number

Event Date

 to 4/9/2014

Event Location
Ohio Aerospace Institute

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 Ohio.
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 Ohio 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 Ohio STEM Initiatives.


To view/download/print the full agenda, please click here.

Agenda at a glance:
April 8, 2014
7:00am-8:00am       Registration Open
8:00am-9:00am       Welcome and National Overview of STEM Initiatives
9:00am-9:30am       Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI) Perspective On STEM
9:30am-10:15am      Keynote Speaker
10:15am-10:30am    Networking Break
10:30am-12:00pm    Best Practices From The Ohio STEM Learning Network Panel
12:00pm-1:15pm      Luncheon Keynote: Industry Perspective
1:15pm-2:30pm        Local Role of Federal Agencies in STEM Panel
2:30pm-2:35pm        Goals and Instructions for Breakout Groups
2:35pm-2:45pm        Networking Break
2:45pm-4:05pm        Breakout Sessions
4:30pm-6:30pm        NASA Glenn Facility Tour and Networking Reception with Students

April 9, 2014
7:30am-8:30am        Registration and Networking Breakfast
8:30am-8:40am        Welcome and Review of Objectives
8:40am-10:20am       Breakout Discussions: Action Planning to Reach Goals - Topics 
                                Repeated From Day 1
10:20am-11:00am     Government Leadership
11:00am-11:45am     Reports from Breakouts Groups
11:45am-12:00pm     Next Steps and Commitments
12:00pm-1:00pm       Networking Luncheon
1:00pm-3:00pm         STEMx Workshop: Best Practices In STEM Stakeholder Convening
                                and Collaboration
3:00pm                     Adjourn 


Ohio Aerospace Institute
22800 Cedar Point Rd
Cleveland, OH 44142
Tel: (440) 962-3000


Hilton Garden Inn Cleveland Airport
Reservations: (216) 898-1898
Reference code:  OAI
Room Rate: $111
* Room rates are held until March 17, 2014

Marriott Airport
Reservations: (216) 252-5333
Reference code:  Ohio Aerospace Institute
Room Rate: $111
* Room rates are held until March 17, 2014


Register Now Online!

Registration Fees:

  • K-12 Teachers and Administrators = $25
  • Non-Profit/Higher Education/Government = $50
  • Industry Attendees = $100

To view/print/download the registration form, please click here.


Cancellations and substitutions must be made in writing via email to Rebecca Danahy, by March 28, 2014.  There will be no refunds given for this meeting.

Contact Info/Inquiries/Questions

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


Affiliate Associations

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