Archive for January 9, 2015

STEM: Closing the Gender Gap | Pearson

Colleagues at Pearson asked me to share this announcement with you.

Join Pearson and learning leaders from Higher Ed, K–12, and STEM industries in Silicon Valley to discuss strategies for closing the gender gap in STEM. We’ve partnered with Google, Code.org, Maker Ed, Girls Who Code, and the City of San Francisco to bring you lively discussions and presentations on how educators and industry leaders can work together to close the gap in STEM education and STEM careers.

Event Highlights

  • Keynote presented by Mona Akmal, Director of Product at Code.org
  • Google presentation of the company’s research report Women Who Choose Computer Science—What Really Matters
  • Google campus tour
  • Panel discussion featuring Susan Nesbitt from Girls Who Code & Patrick Mitchell from TechSF, City & County of San Francisco
  • Presentation about the gender gap’s economic implications by J. Robert Gillette, Associate Professor of Economics, Gatton College of Business & Economics, University of Kentucky
  • Presentation “Imagine a World Where Women Feel Safe: Break the Silence” by Deborah Acosta, Chief Innovation Officer for the City of San Leandro
  • Panel discussion, moderated by Lisa Regalla, National Program Manager at Maker Ed, featuring secondary-school and college women discussing their interest in STEM careers, mentorship, and other topics
  • via STEM: Closing the Gender Gap | Pearson.

January 9, 2015 at 7:45 am 1 comment


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