Broadening Community Participation in STEM: New Hampshire Statewide Meeting

Panel Discussion  The New Hampshire Inclusive Excellence Advisory Board hosted a summer Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) conference/meeting on Friday, June 17, 2011 at SERESC Conference Center in Bedford, New Hampshire. The goal of the initiative was to enhance NH's capacity to develop a talented, robust and eclectic STEM oriented workforce, capable of performing, adapting and thriving in a dynamic knowledge-driven economy. The meeting also served to develop new opportunities for underrepresented and underserved groups (minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and geographical, e.g., rural) in STEM educational programs and careers.
   Meeting sponsors for the event included New Hampshire EPSCoR, National Science Foundation Grant, Campus Compact for New Hampshire, New Hampshire College & University Council and the University of New Hampshire.


Conference Speakers

Dr Muriel Poston

Dr. Muriel Poston, Dean of the Faculty, Skidmore College and Chair of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Committee on Equal Opportunity in Science and Engineering (CEOSE) Advisory Board.

View slide presentation STEM Educational Challenges

Dr. Henry Blount

Dr. Henry Blount, Office Head, Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR), NSF

View slide presentation on EPSCoR Strategies

Dr. Ken Johnson

Dr. Kenneth M. Johnson, Professor of Sociology and Senior Demographer at the Carsey Institute, UNH

View slide presentation (pdf) "Democratic Trends in New Hampshire and New England"