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WEBINAR | STEM Education: A Corporate and Community Imperative

Education in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) is extremely important in building a skilled talent pool for so many industries. It also happens to be a subject in which there is growing gender disparity, decreased funding, and a lack of qualified educators. So it's no wonder that according to the National Science Foundation, the United States ranks behind 21 OECD nations on standardized math tests.

The good news is that companies are recognizing their own need for a strong talent pipeline in these areas of study, and are contributing resources, expertise, and employee time to turn the tide.

Join us to hear from companies about the case for STEM programs, how they measure success, and what the future holds for the STEM talent pipeline in this country.



Webinars Info:

  • Start

    Wed Mar 14 12:00:00 EDT 2018
  • End

    Wed Mar 14 13:00:00 EDT 2018
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Andy Smith

Andy Smith

Executive Director, Texas Instruments Foundation

Andy Smith is the executive director of the Texas Instruments Foundation and director of corporate philanthropy for Texas Instruments, which he joined in 1997. His roles at TI have also included media relations and marketing communications. Prior to joining TI, he worked as public relations/development director for several nonprofit organizations in Austin. Andy has been active in his community in a variety of ways. Currently, he serves on the board of the Dallas Theater Center, Southern Methodist University Dedman College Executive Board, the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship Community Involvement Roundtable, The Conference Board’s Corporate Citizenship & Philanthropy advisory board, and the Commit! Best in Class advisory board. Additionally, Andy is a member of the Dallas Breakfast Group, the Dallas Friday Group, the Human Rights Campaign Federal Club Council and a lifetime member of the Leadership Dallas Alumni Association. Andy has served on and/or chaired the boards of AIDS Interfaith Network, AIDS Services of Dallas, Center for Nonprofit Management, Dallas Coalition of HIV/AIDS Services, Dallas/Fort Worth Corporate Citizenship Network, The Senior Source, and the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas. Additionally, Andy ran for the Democratic nomination for Texas House District 107 in 2016. In 2015, he was recognized by the North Texas GLBT Chamber of Commerce and received the Friend of Network Award from the Network of Community Ministries. Other awards incluce the Live United Award from the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas and the Crystal Hope Award from AIDS Interfaith Network. Furthermore, Andy is a 2010 graduate of Leadership Dallas Class and the 2011 Out & Equal Executive Forum. Last year, Andy and his husband, Paul von Wupperfeld, chaired the Dallas Summer Musicals gala, which set a fundraising record.

Jennifer Grossman, Ph.D.

Manager, CSR Business Intelligence, Verizon

Dr. Jennifer Grossman oversees research and evaluation at the Verizon Foundation, where she is responsible for the development of the Foundation’s performance measurement framework and for measuring the return on its social investments. Jennifer’s expertise is in designing program evaluations with the dual goals of generating valid measures of performance, and capturing data from current programs to inform future partnerships. Prior to her current role, Jennifer was a project manager and principal investigator at Windwalker Corporation, where she led a multi-year evaluation of Federal Student Aid’s Minority Serving and Under-Resourced Schools Division. Jennifer has more than 15 years of experience in performance measurement and evaluation, working in corporate, government and academic settings. She has presented her work at annual conferences of the American Evaluation Association and the National Council of Education in Measurement, and has worked on projects funded by the National Science Foundation and the Institute of Education Sciences. Jennifer holds doctoral and master’s degrees in measurement, statistics and evaluation from Columbia University, and has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Barnard College.

Meredith Morris

Global Education Leader, Dow Chemical Company

Biography forthcoming.