Plenary IV: Setting Goals for Student Learning - The View from the Outside (Panel)

Motivating Students to Pursue Careers in STEM Fields
The 2003 PKAL Assemblies
What Works - What Matters - What Lasts: The Roles and Responsibilities of Leaders in Undergraduate STEM

Oberlin College
September 5 - 7, 2003

Plenary IV: Panel
Setting Goals for Student Learning: The View from the Outside

Saturday, September 6, 2003
9:00 - 10:00 am

Charlene M. Waggoner, Lecturer, Center for Environmental Programs, Bowling Green State University

Jack G. Hehn, Director of Education- American Institute of Physics
Beverly Reep, Superintendent, Oberlin City Schools
Jed Osborn, Plant Controller- Ball Corporation
Adam Kornick, Intern - Ford Motor Company, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering- Massachusetts Institute of Technology

There are many stakeholers in the national pursuit of STEM education. Most widely recognized are those who teach STEM content. Other stakeholders include those who employ STEM-literate graduates. As reported in the Task Force on National Workforce Policies for Science Engineering draft report, the private, for-profit sector is, by far, the largest provider of S&E employment. Other employers include government agencies, K-12 schools, and non-profit organizations. Members of these groups have clearly defined needs in terms of workforce development.

The members of this panel will describe the skills and capabilities that, from their perspectives, lead students to successful and productive careers in STEM fields.