Creating a Game-Changing Environment for All in the Industrial Workforce

The workshop will review the existing data and exemplary policies and programs designed to enhance the status and participation of women and underrepresented minorities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines with a focus on industrial careers. 

Workshop Agenda

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May 21, 2012
Keck Center, Room 201
500 Fifth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001

AM 9:00–9:30 Registration/Breakfast
  9:30-9:45   Welcome & Overview of the Program  


Proctor Reid, Director, Program Office, National Academy of Engineering

Catherine Didion, Senior Program Officer, National Academy of Engineering
  9:45-10:45 

Opening Plenary: National Science Foundation (NSF) Report on its New Release of the Scientists and Engineers Statistical Data System (SESTAT) on Diversity in Industry (View and Download the NSF Report)

Alice Agogino, Roscoe and Elizabeth Hughes Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley and Councilor, NAE

Jaquelina Falkenheim, Senior Analyst, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES), National Science Foundation
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  10:45-11:45

Discussion Panel: Business imperatives and best practices: lessons on recruiting, retaining and advancing underrepresented populations in Science and Engineering industrial workforce

Moderator: Suzanne Jenniches, Vice President and General Manager (Retired), Northrop Grumman Corporation and Chair, EngineerGirl! Steering Committee, NAE

Panelists:

Barry Cordero, Principal Project Engineer, Medtronic and National Vice President, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)

Sylvester Mendoza, Jr.
, Corporate Director, Diversity & Inclusion and EEO, Northrop Grumman Corporation

Rick Stephens, Senior Vice President, Human Resources & Administration, The Boeing Company 

  11:45-12:15  General Discussion
PM 12:15-1:30 Luncheon Discussion Groups
   

Group One: Technical career paths versus management career paths within S & E industrial workforce – what are the differences for underrepresented populations?
Room: Keck 400
Moderator: Herman White, Jr. Senior Scientist, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory 

    Group Two: Lessons from practices on recruiting, retaining and advancing underrepresented minorities in S & E industries
Room: Keck 105
Moderator: Barry Cordero, Principal Project Engineer, Medtronic and National Vice President, SHPE
    Group ThreeLessons from practices on recruiting, retaining and advancing women (and women in color) in S & E industries
Room: Keck 500
Moderator:
Suzanne Jenniches, Vice President and General Manager (Retired), Northrop Grumman Corporation and Chair, EngineerGirl! Steering Committee, NAE
  1:30-1:45 Key Elements from Luncheon Discussions
  1:45-2:00 Next Steps & Adjournment

 

May 21, 2012
09:30 AM – 02:00 PM
Keck Center, Room 201
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC
Sponsor



The workshop is supported by Northrop Grumman Corporation.