Women Veterans in STEM Convening

Women Veterans in STEM Convening

Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Description

Strengthening the Pipeline from Service to STEM: A Convening on the Future of Women Veterans in STEM

 

 

Women veterans bring many strengths to the civilian workforce, such as leadership, teamwork, and problem-solving skills, as well as resilience and persistence. Education Development Center (EDC) has been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to examine how to leverage the unique strengths of women veterans to address barriers to their (re) engagement in the STEM workforce by hosting a virtual convening on this topic. We are inviting you to this virtual convening to help us identify and prioritize strategies to develop and leverage existing services and stimulate new ideas to provide more targeted outreach to engage, train, and retain women veterans in the STEM workforce.

 

The objectives of the convening are to:

  • Provide an overview of the project, its goals, and the importance of engaging women veterans on the STEM Workforce.
  • Build a common understanding of the landscape of assets and challenges faced by women veterans in the four focus areas.
  • Make recommendations to address barriers to engaging women veterans in the STEM Workforce.
  • Identify and prioritize opportunities to scale recommendations related to policies, practices and funding needs for multiple key stakeholder audiences. 

Keynote Speakers:

The schedule and topics for the convening are:

 

  • March 2, 2021 1:004:30 EST: The Future of Women Vets in STEM Plenary where participants will be provided an overview of the project and hear from four nationally recognized women veterans on their experiences transitioning from service to the workforce in Ted Talk-style keynote addresses.

 

  • March 3, 2021, 1:003:00 EST: Transition Services and STEM Workforce Development (concurrent) Work Group Discussions and Recommendations where participants will have the opportunity to provide and prioritize recommendations to address barriers and leverage strengths in one of these focus areas.

 

  • March 4, 2021, 1:003:00 EST: STEM Education and Health and Well-being (concurrent) Work Group Discussions and Recommendations where participants will have the opportunity to provide and prioritize recommendations to address barriers and leverage strengths in one of these focus areas.

 

  • March 5, 2021, 1:004:00 EST: Work Group Summaries, Discussant Panels, and Next Steps where a panel of employers and federal agencies will discuss recommendations from the previous days and participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and provide input on the recommendations. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Participants will also be invited to join optional networking sessions prior to the start of each day hosted by STEM workforce industry representatives.

 

 

We hope you will join us at this virtual convening and help us to strengthen and scale the impact of existing initiatives to support women veterans’ success in the STEM Workforce.

 

To Register: https://www.eventsquid.com/event.cfm?id=12086

 

 

 

 

 

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Start and End Dates: 

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 12:30pm to Friday, March 5, 2021 - 4:30pm
Unlimited slots left.

Timezone: 

EST

Registration Open Date: 

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Registration Close Date: 

Friday, March 5, 2021