This year’s K-12 STEM Symposium is expected to be the biggest one yet, with a full schedule that includes appearances by some of the area’s top STEM educators as well as corporate leaders and former NASA astronaut Cady Coleman.
Below is the event schedule:
9 a.m. – Doors open
9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. – Exhibit hall and classrooms open
9:30 a.m. – Welcome and comments by Ken Nysmith of Nysmith School
9:35 a.m. – Mission and agenda by Brynn Koeppen, editor-at-large for WashingtonExec
9:40 a.m. – Kickoff of fifth annual STEM Symposium by Jonathan Moneymaker, president of Altamira
9:45 a.m. – Ed Swallow, senior vice president of Civil Systems Group, The Aerospace Corp., introduces panelists Kristy Clark, Vencore; Renee Wynn, NASA; and Ted Davies, Altamira; for a discussion of “What does it take to be a superhero?”
10:30 a.m. – Break
11 a.m. – STEM awards presented by Tim Hurlebaus, CGI Federal
11:10 a.m. – Introduction of keynote speaker and overview of Altamira by Ted Davies, CEO of Altamira
11:15 a.m. – Superhero STEM educators and keynote speakers Dr. Ann Bonitatibus, principal of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology; and Dr. Tinnell Priddy, Academies of Loudoun
11:45 a.m. – Q and A moderated by Ed Swallow, senior vice president, Civil Systems Group, The Aerospace Corp.
Noon – Ben Franklin, America’s inventor
12:30 p.m. – Break
1 p.m. – STEM Nonprofit and Business of the Year awards presented by Karen Trowbridge, CEO, Trowbridge & Trowbridge, LLC
1:15 p.m. – STEM Superheroes to Space: Keynote speaker Cady Coleman, former NASA astronaut; moderator Ed Swallow, senior vice president, Civil Systems Group, The Aerospace Corp.
2 p.m. – How to Find Opportunities to Become a STEM Superhero: speakers Ann Bonitatibus, principal, and Anna Lulushi, student at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
2:45 p.m. – Closing remarks from JD Kathuria, CEO of WashingtonExec
3 p.m. – Event concludes