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CIESE conference: 'Encouraging Students toward STEM and IT Careers,' Feb. 10

Stevens joins with NJ principals, counselors, Department of Education

Stevens Institute of Technology

HOBOKEN, N.J. -- Stevens Institute of Technology's Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education (CIESE), along with the New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association, the New Jersey School Counselor Association, and the New Jersey Department of Education will present a one-day conference titled "Encouraging Students toward STEM & IT Careers," February 10, 2010, 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at the FEA Conference Center, 12 Centre Drive, Monroe Township, N.J. Registration is $95 to cover conference and luncheon for all attendees.

Organized to increase awareness of opportunities in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and IT (information technology) fields, this conference offers specific examples and strategies that illustrate pathways for all students, particularly women and underrepresented groups, to participate in the technical professions. It also offers a big picture view of the economic imperative to produce more STEM and IT graduates. Conference attendees will hear from students and successful practitioners in these fields about the academic challenges and rewards of their pursuit. Education professionals will have an opportunity to explore strategies for engaging teachers and students in STEM studies.

Conference highlights include:

  • Keynote - Thea Sahr, Associate Director, Educational Outreach WGBH, Boston's Public Television Station and Project Director for Engineer Your Life; 'Encouraging Students Toward STEM & IT Careers'

  • Luncheon Presentation - Susan Metz, Past President, Women in Engineering Proactive Network: "Why Are Women and Minorities Still Underrepresented in STEM Careers?"

  • Breakout Sessions - Emerging, high demand careers. Hear from experts in the fields of: Homeland Security, Systems Engineering, Nanotechnology, Cyber Security, Alternative Energy, and Biotechnology

  • Panel of students: "Why We Decided to Study Engineering and How We Not Only Survive, but Thrive!"

  • Panel of working professionals: "STEM and IT Professionals Change the World: But What Do They Really Do?"

Who: Principals, Supervisors and School Counselors

When: February 10, 2010

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Where: FEA Conference Center, 12 Centre Drive, Monroe Township, N.J .

Cost: $95

Information Contact: Patricia Slater, 201-216-5375

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About Stevens Institute of Technology

Founded in 1870, Stevens Institute of Technology, The Innovation University, is one of the leading technological universities in the world dedicated to learning and research. Through its broad-based curricula, nurturing of creative inventiveness, and cross disciplinary research, the Institute is at the forefront of global challenges in engineering, science, and technology management. Partnerships and collaboration between, and among, business, industry, government and other universities contribute to the enriched environment of the Institute. A new model for technology commercialization in academe, known as Technogenesis®, involves external partners in launching business enterprises to create broad opportunities and shared value.

Stevens offers baccalaureates, master's and doctoral degrees in engineering, science, computer science and management, in addition to a baccalaureate degree in the humanities and liberal arts, and in business and technology. The university has a total enrollment of 2,234 undergraduate and 3,700 graduate students with more than 400 faculty. Stevens' graduate programs have attracted international participation from China, India, Southeast Asia, Europe and Latin America. Additional information may be obtained from its web page at www.stevens.edu.

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