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 571A - AIA/NDIA Ohio STEM Call-to-Action Forum 

571A - AIA/NDIA Ohio STEM Call-to-Action Forum 



Event Number

Event Date

 to 10/2/2014

Event Location
Ohio Aerospace Institute

Event Contact
Ms. Camille Briggs at or 703-247-2570


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

Agenda at a glance:
October 1, 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

October 2, 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
4900 Emerald Court S.W.
Cleveland, Ohio, 44135
Reservations: (216) 898-1898

Marriott Airport
4277 W 150th St
Cleveland, OH 44135
Reservations: (216) 252-5333

There is no official room block for this meeting.  However, we are recommending you stay at one of the 2 hotels below if you are interested in carpooling with other attendees.


Online Registration is now CLOSED!

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.

To register, please contact, Camille Briggs, at


Cancellations and substitutions must be made in writing via email to Camille Briggs  by September 26, 2014. There will be no refunds given for this meeting.

Contact Info/Inquiries/Questions

NDIA POC: Camille Briggs, or (703) 247-2570.


Affiliate Associations

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