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A Convening on the Future of Women Veterans in STEM
A Convening on the Future of Women Veterans in STEM
Education Development Center CONFERENCE
Tue, March 02, 2021 — Fri, March 05, 2021
THIS EVENT IS 100% FREE!

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.


Convening Program Agenda with Session Links


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, federal agencies, and our convening chairs will discuss recommendations from the previous days and participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and provide input on the recommendations. 

STEM Industry Panel

Federal Agency Panel

  • Meg O'Grady, National Veterans’ Employment Manager, Department of Labor VETS
  • Tamre Newton, Director, Military-Civilian Transition Office, Department of Defense
  • Dr. Amy Street, Deputy Director of the Women’s Health Sciences Division of the Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD

Convening Chair Panel

  • Dr. Anthony Dean, Assistant Dean for Research, Batten College of Engineering and Technology at Old Dominion University
  • Dr. Tomika Greer, Assistant Professor and Undergraduate Program Coordinator in the College of Technology at the University of Houston
  • Rosalinda Vasquez Maury, Director of Applied Research and Analytics at the Institute of Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) at Syracuse University
  • Micah Taylor, Air National Guard Education and Training Manager and Idaho Area Manager, Hire Heroes USA


Participants will also be invited to join optional networking sessions prior to the start of each day hosted by:

  • March 2, 12:30 - 12:55 EST: Lillian Gregory, Digital Services PMO, Ericsson
  • March 3, 12:30 - 12:55 EST: Ashley Owens, Manager, Employment Opportunities and Micah Taylor, Idaho Area Manager, Hire Heroes USA
  • March 4, 12:30 - 12:55 EST: Dr. Simone Soso, NSF INCLUDES Coordination Hub, Program Manager, Quality Education for Minorities
  • March 5, 12:30 - 12:55 EST: Ben Chu, Director - Global Management, Stacy Stenger, AVEN Field Force Chapter Co-chair, Nahira Miscalichi, Global AVEN Project Manager and Treasurer, Amgen


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.

Registration: Closed
Event Dates
MAR
02
TUESDAY
to
MAR
05
FRIDAY
Registration Closes
March 04, 2021 @ 6:00 pm
Featured Speakers
VR Small
Founder and CEO, Veteran Women’s Enterprise Center (VWEC)
Stephanie Primeaux
Cost Analyst, NASA Langley Research Center
Kristin Saboe
Global Senior Manager, Boeing
Graciela Tiscareño-Sato
Founder and CEO, Gracefully Global Group, LLC
Selection Options
 
march 2, 2021: the future of women vets in stem plenary
Networking - March 2
Networking - March 2
 
Tuesday Mar 02, 2021 @  12:30:PM  —  12:55:PM EST

Hosted by: Lillian Gregory, Digital Services PMO, Ericsson

 
 
march 2, 2021: the future of women vets in stem plenary
Welcome and Keynote
Welcome and Keynote
369/500 LEFT  
Tuesday Mar 02, 2021 @  01:00:PM  —  04:30:PM EST

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 transition services or stem workforce work group discussion and recommendations
Networking - March 3
Networking - March 3
 
Wednesday Mar 03, 2021 @  12:30:PM  —  12:55:PM EST

Hosted by: Ashley Owens, Manager, Employment Opportunities and Micah Taylor, Idaho Area Manager, Hire Heroes USA

 
 
march 3, 2021 transition services or stem workforce work group discussion and recommendations
Transition Services for Women Veterans
Transition Services for Women Veterans
0/60 LEFT  
Wednesday Mar 03, 2021 @  01:00:PM  —  03:00:PM EST

Participants will have the opportunity to provide and prioritize recommendations to address barriers and leverage strengths around women veterans transitioning to the STEM Workforce. Note: This is a working session

 
 
march 3, 2021 transition services or stem workforce work group discussion and recommendations
STEM Workforce Development for Women Veterans
STEM Workforce Development for Women Veterans
2/65 LEFT  
Wednesday Mar 03, 2021 @  01:00:PM  —  03:00:PM EST

Participants will have the opportunity to provide and prioritize recommendations to address barriers and leverage strengths around STEM workforce development for women veterans. Note: This is a working session

 
 
march 4, 2021 health and well-being or stem education work group discussion and recommendations
Networking - March 4
Networking - March 4
 
Thursday Mar 04, 2021 @  12:30:PM  —  12:55:PM EST

Hosted by: Dr. Simone Soso, NSF INCLUDES Coordination Hub, Program Manager, Quality Education for Minorities

 
 
march 4, 2021 health and well-being or stem education work group discussion and recommendations
STEM Education for Women Veterans
STEM Education for Women Veterans
6/65 LEFT  
Thursday Mar 04, 2021 @  01:00:PM  —  03:00:PM EST

Participants will have the opportunity to provide and prioritize recommendations to address barriers and leverage strengths around STEM Education pathways for women veterans. Note: This is a working session

 
 
march 4, 2021 health and well-being or stem education work group discussion and recommendations
Health and Well-being for Women Veterans
Health and Well-being for Women Veterans
9/55 LEFT  
Thursday Mar 04, 2021 @  01:00:PM  —  03:00:PM EST

Participants will have the opportunity to provide and prioritize recommendations to address barriers and leverage strengths around issues affecting the health and well-being of women veterans. Note: This is a working session

 
 
march 5, 2021: work group summaries, discussant panels, and next steps
Networking - March 5
Networking - March 5
 
Friday Mar 05, 2021 @  12:30:PM  —  12:55:PM EST

Hosted by: Ben Chu, Director - Global Management, Stacy Stenger, AVEN Field Force Chapter Co-chair, Nahira Miscalichi, Global AVEN Project Manager and Treasurer, Amgen

 
 
march 5, 2021: work group summaries, discussant panels, and next steps
Work Group Summaries, Discussant Panels, and Next Steps
Work Group Summaries, Discussant Panels, and Next Steps
369/500 LEFT  
Friday Mar 05, 2021 @  01:00:PM  —  04:00:PM EST

A panel of employers, federal agencies, and our convening chairs will discuss recommendations from the previous days and participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and provide input on the recommendations. 

 
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