Bryn Mawr President Among Speakers at STEM Solutions National Leadership Conference

Posted June 22nd, 2015 at 2:24 pm.

stem solutionsThough jobs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields are on the rise nationwide, women, Latinos, and African-Americans remain underrepresented in the STEM labor pool.

To help examine this issue, U.S. News & World Report will bring together leaders in education, industry and policy for the fourth annual STEM Solutions conference, taking place Monday, June 29 – Wednesday, July 1, in San Diego.

Bryn Mawr President Kim Cassidy is among the speakers taking part in the conference. She’ll be giving a presentation on progress in STEM education for women and other underrepresented groups and Bryn Mawr’s success and efforts in these areas.

From the conference website:

Cassidy is committed to expanding and diversifying the STEM pipeline, building on Bryn Mawr’s decades-long success in graduating large numbers of women majors in these fields (25% of graduates from 2011-2013 vs. 7% of all female students nationally) who in turn earn advanced degrees at higher rates than women STEM graduates of nearly all institutions nationwide. More recently this success has extended to students who are members of underrepresented racial/ ethnic groups (26% of Latina and 16% of African American graduates vs., respectively, 6% and 7% nationally). The College received a 2014 FIPSE “First in the World” Grant as lead institution among a dozen colleges working to create just-in-time blended coursework in mathematics to improve successful completion of gateway STEM courses. Bryn Mawr has also hosted a STEM Posse since 2013.

Additional conference speakers include:
• Wanda M. Austin, Ph.D., President and CEO, The Aerospace Corporation
• Andrea Beaty, author, “Rosie Revere, Engineer”
• Gary R. Bertoline, Ph.D., Dean, College of Technology, Purdue University
• Sarita E. Brown, President, Excelencia in Education
• John Ewing, Ph.D., President, Math for America
• Antonio R. Flores, Ph.D., President and CEO, Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
• Jean Hernandez, Ed.D., President, Edmonds Community College, Lynnwood, Washington
• Blake Irving, CEO, GoDaddy
• Brian Johnson, Ph.D., President, Tuskegee University
• Fredi Lajvardi, Teacher, Carl Hayden Community High School, Phoenix
• Arthur Levine, Ph.D., President, Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
• Michael Lomax, Ph.D., President and CEO, UNCF
• Cindy Marten, Superintendent of Public Education, San Diego Unified School District
• Anna M. Park, CEO, Great Minds in STEM
• Jerome S. Parker, Ph.D., President, Delaware County Community College, Media, Pennsylvania
• Arva Rice, President and CEO, New York Urban League
• Ricardo Romo, Ph.D., President, University of Texas at San Antonio
• Phil Schmidt, Ph.D., Vice President for Compliance and Accreditation; Dean, Teachers College,
Western Governors University
• Telle Whitney, Ph.D., President and CEO, Anita Borg Institute
• Kim A. Wilcox, Ph.D., Chancellor, University of California, Riverside
• Joan C. Williams, Distinguished Professor of Law; Founding Director, Center for WorkLife

For a full list of speakers and agenda, please visit the conference website.

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