Rising Above the Gathering Storm:
Development of Regional Innovation Environments
Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, Madison, Wisconsin
September 20, 2011
September 21, 2011
Regional Innovation Environments:Key Elements and Examples
Plenary Session One: Revitalizing K-12 Science and Mathematics Education.
Session chair, Tom Luce
Tom Luce, CEO, National Math and Science Initiative
Helen Quinn, Professor Emeritus, SLAC
Michael Lach, Special Assistant for STEM education, U.S. Department of Education
Delivering value: Why K-12 STEM education matters in the current economy.
Plenary Session Two: Strengthening Undergraduate Education in Science and Engineering.
Session chair, Lorrie A. Shepard
Plenary Session Three: Building effective partnerships among governments, universities, companies, and other stakeholders for innovation environments.
Session chair, Arun Majumdar
Arun Majumdar, Director, ARPA-E
Government-university-industry partnerships: regional innovation.
Mary Good, Donaghey University Professor at the University of Arkansas
New alliances among government, industry and universities.
Plenary Session Four: Fostering Regional Technology Development and Entrepreneurship.
Session chair, William J. Spencer
Frank Samuel, Jr., President, Geauga Growth Partnership, Inc .
Fostering entrepreneurship and venture investment in regions.
September 22, 2011
Mary Good, Donaghey Unversity Professor at University of Arkansas
Duane J. Roth, CEO and Member of the Board, CONNECT (Presentation)
Julie Underwood, Dean of the School of Education, University of Wisconsin