Welcome!

News Feed Item

Inaugural K-12 STEM Symposium for the National Capital Region, Organized by WashingtonExec for March 8

WashingtonExec, together with Leidos and Northrop Grumman Corporation, and more than 25 key organizations representing education, government and industry, will hold a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Symposium aimed at increasing the national capital region STEM pipeline on March 8 at the Nysmith School in Herndon, Virginia from 9:00am to 3:00pm. The event will provide more than 600 K-12 students, parents and educators with the opportunity to view exciting exhibits and engage with inspiring thought leaders about STEM opportunities accessible in the region.

The all-day symposium leads up to the third annual USA Science and Engineering Festival, the country’s only national science fair, on April 26 & 27 at the Walter E. Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The festival’s mission is to increase public awareness about the importance of science and to encourage youth to pursue careers in science and engineering.

Over 20 non-profit organizations, government agencies and corporations will showcase unique and local educational programs at the symposium. Exhibitors include: the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), FIRST Robotics, Leidos, Northrop Grumman Corporation, The Children’s Science Center, the U.S. Air Force Association’s CyberPatriot Program, the Fairfax County Association for the Gifted, the U.S. Military Academy and the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, among others.

“We are delighted to collaborate with WashingtonExec on the inaugural STEM Symposium,” said Rob Zitz, Leidos National Security Sector Senior Vice President. “Science and technology will play an ever increasing role in the world. To keep pace, our nation will need a workforce ready to pursue careers in the STEM fields. Events like the symposium play a vital role, allowing students to interact with industry leaders to hone that skill set at an early age.”

The STEM Symposium is part of a long-term initiative by the WashingtonExec STEM Council, comprised of 20 leaders dedicated to increasing student interest, parent advocacy, educator creativity and employee engagement in the STEM fields. Industry professionals will have the chance to establish and strengthen professional relationships while simultaneously gauging the local K-12 STEM pipeline.

“This event brings together an essential mix of people to make a difference in improving STEM outcomes in our community: government, industry, academia, schools, parents and most of all, the students themselves,” said Ed Swallow, Vice President of Business Development at Northrop Grumman Information Systems Federal and Defense Technology Division and Chairman of the WashingtonExec STEM Council. “This is an opportunity for discovery and creating energy around exciting careers for the workforce of tomorrow.”

Notable keynote speakers include co-Chairmen Rob Zitz of Leidos and Ted Cope, the Director of Basic and Applied Research at the U.S. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA).

“We are proud to facilitate the first event of its kind in our region for students to get up-close-and-personal with some of the area’s most notable STEM professionals - representing corporations, non-profit organizations and government agencies,” said JD Kathuria, President and Founder of WashingtonExec.

Dr. Sandy Magnus, former NASA astronaut and Executive Director of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), Michele Weslander Quaid, Chief Technology Officer, Public Sector & Innovation Evangelist at Google, Ann Barron-DiCamillo, Director of the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) and Assistant Deputy Director, National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and Bala Sundar, STEM parent and Chief Executive Officer of SyApps, are among the panel speakers.

Those in attendance will also have the opportunity to hear from Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST) student Archis R. Bhandarkar, a 2013 qualifier for the Siemens Regional Finalist for his research in computational biomechanics. Bhandarkar is also a graduate of the Nysmith School for the Gifted – the symposium’s venue sponsor.

Leidos is the presenting sponsor and Northrop Grumman Corporation is the founding sponsor of the STEM Symposium.

This event is open to the media. Advance registration is required. For additional information, visit: www.stemsymposium.com.

Follow STEM Symposium on Facebook at: http://facebook.com/www.washingtonexec.com or on Twitter @WashingtonExec.

WashingtonExec is a daily news blog and weekly online e-magazine with a readership that encompasses the Greater Washington, D.C. area’s top entrepreneurs, executives, and thought leaders within the private, public and academic sectors. The WashingtonExec STEM Council represents over 20 organizations in the National Capital Region (NCR) with a deep commitment to impacting local educational outcomes.

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
Have you ever noticed how some IT people seem to lead successful, rewarding, and satisfying lives and careers, while others struggle? IT author and speaker Don Crawley uncovered the five principles that successful IT people use to build satisfying lives and careers and he shares them in this fast-paced, thought-provoking webinar. You'll learn the importance of striking a balance with technical skills and people skills, challenge your pre-existing ideas about IT customer service, and gain new in...
SYS-CON Events announced today that T-Mobile will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. As America's Un-carrier, T-Mobile US, Inc., is redefining the way consumers and businesses buy wireless services through leading product and service innovation. The Company's advanced nationwide 4G LTE network delivers outstanding wireless experiences to 67.4 million customers who are unwilling to compromise on ...
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Eric Lachapelle, CEO of the Professional Evaluation and Certification Board (PECB), will provide an overview of various initiatives to certifiy the security of connected devices and future trends in ensuring public trust of IoT. Eric Lachapelle is the Chief Executive Officer of the Professional Evaluation and Certification Board (PECB), an international certification body. His role is to help companies and individuals to achieve professional, accredited and worldw...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), an industry leader in automated, scalable and secure networks, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Juniper Networks challenges the status quo with products, solutions and services that transform the economics of networking. The company co-innovates with customers and partners to deliver automated, scalable and secure network...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Infranics will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Since 2000, Infranics has developed SysMaster Suite, which is required for the stable and efficient management of ICT infrastructure. The ICT management solution developed and provided by Infranics continues to add intelligence to the ICT infrastructure through the IMC (Infra Management Cycle) based on mathemat...
SYS-CON Events announced today that SD Times | BZ Media has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 6–8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. BZ Media LLC is a high-tech media company that produces technical conferences and expositions, and publishes a magazine, newsletters and websites in the software development, SharePoint, mobile development and commercial UAV markets.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Cloudistics, an on-premises cloud computing company, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Cloudistics delivers a complete public cloud experience with composable on-premises infrastructures to medium and large enterprises. Its software-defined technology natively converges network, storage, compute, virtualization, and management into a ...
Now that the world has connected “things,” we need to build these devices as truly intelligent in order to create instantaneous and precise results. This means you have to do as much of the processing at the point of entry as you can: at the edge. The killer use cases for IoT are becoming manifest through AI engines on edge devices. An autonomous car has this dual edge/cloud analytics model, producing precise, real-time results. In his session at @ThingsExpo, John Crupi, Vice President and Eng...
SYS-CON Events announced today that HTBase will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. HTBase (Gartner 2016 Cool Vendor) delivers a Composable IT infrastructure solution architected for agility and increased efficiency. It turns compute, storage, and fabric into fluid pools of resources that are easily composed and re-composed to meet each application’s needs. With HTBase, companies can quickly prov...
There are 66 million network cameras capturing terabytes of data. How did factories in Japan improve physical security at the facilities and improve employee productivity? Edge Computing reduces possible kilobytes of data collected per second to only a few kilobytes of data transmitted to the public cloud every day. Data is aggregated and analyzed close to sensors so only intelligent results need to be transmitted to the cloud. Non-essential data is recycled to optimize storage.
Historically, some banking activities such as trading have been relying heavily on analytics and cutting edge algorithmic tools. The coming of age of powerful data analytics solutions combined with the development of intelligent algorithms have created new opportunities for financial institutions. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Sebastien Meunier, Head of Digital for North America at Chappuis Halder & Co., will discuss how these tools can be leveraged to develop a lasting competitive advanta...
"I think that everyone recognizes that for IoT to really realize its full potential and value that it is about creating ecosystems and marketplaces and that no single vendor is able to support what is required," explained Esmeralda Swartz, VP, Marketing Enterprise and Cloud at Ericsson, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
While DevOps most critically and famously fosters collaboration, communication, and integration through cultural change, culture is more of an output than an input. In order to actively drive cultural evolution, organizations must make substantial organizational and process changes, and adopt new technologies, to encourage a DevOps culture. Moderated by Andi Mann, panelists discussed how to balance these three pillars of DevOps, where to focus attention (and resources), where organizations might...
In their Live Hack” presentation at 17th Cloud Expo, Stephen Coty and Paul Fletcher, Chief Security Evangelists at Alert Logic, provided the audience with a chance to see a live demonstration of the common tools cyber attackers use to attack cloud and traditional IT systems. This “Live Hack” used open source attack tools that are free and available for download by anybody. Attendees learned where to find and how to operate these tools for the purpose of testing their own IT infrastructure. The...
SYS-CON Events announced today that IoT Now has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 6–8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. IoT Now explores the evolving opportunities and challenges facing CSPs, and it passes on some lessons learned from those who have taken the first steps in next-gen IoT services.