SolidProfessor Attends STEM Solutions National Leadership Conference


SolidProfessor is having a great time exploring the future of STEM at the U.S. News STEM Solutions conference here in our hometown of San Diego. Over the past two days, we heard from incredible speakers and got to meet leaders in the STEM field while sharing the resources that we offer to STEM educators.

U.S. News STEM Solutions is a mission-critical event focused on the shortage of STEM-related skills in the American workforce. U.S. News & World Report brought together major corporations, leading educators, top policy makers and education technology companies to create a collective that will fill jobs now and advance the future STEM workforce.

STEM DAY 1The theme of this year’s conference – “Teach, Inspire, Hire: Discovering and Growing America’s Diverse Talent Pool” — is a call to action, and the program has put a special emphasis on increasing the ranks of women, minorities, veterans, and other underserved and underrepresented populations in STEM careers. The keynote and breakout sessions highlighted the solutions, best practices, and model programs making an impact across the nation. The 40 breakout sessions allowed attendees to explore in-depth topics such as “Recruiting and Retaining Minorities in Your Workforce,” “Progress on the Gender Front in STEM,” “Improving Teacher Prep,” “Cultivating College Access and Completion,” “Engaging Parents in Their Children’s STEM Educations,” and “Beefing Up Career and Technical Education.”

stem day 1 SolidProfessor Director of Education Matt May was honored to be included in the inspiring conference. “We enjoyed being part of the U.S. News STEM Solutions Leadership Conference that succeeded in promoting solutions within the STEM movement and providing professional development to help support today’s teachers. We are passionate about continuing to evolve STEM education by offering resources to help educators and their students thrive.”

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“Our future depends on reaffirming America’s role as the world’s engine of scientific discovery and technological innovation. And that leadership tomorrow depends on how we educate our students today, especially in math, science, technology and engineering.” —President Barack Obama 

Tony Glockler
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SolidProfessor Co-Founder and CEO, CAD junky, sailer, surfer and former world traveler (before kids, that is).