STEM at WM2021

STEM – Nurturing Curiosity, Stimulating Awareness, Creating Leaders WMS is devoted to fostering STEM K-12 engagement to support future workforce needs. To develop and maintain a pipeline that delivers our future workforce, we must work together to support STEM initiatives for younger students. WM2021 featured three panels focused on global STEM initiatives and introduced a virtual exhibit dedicated to STEM, the STEM ZONE. Activities are geared toward industry partners looking to build STEM programs and partner with schools, DOE sites who want to enhance their STEM programs, and educators looking for best practices and innovative ideas. WM2021 Attendees will have access to all STEM Content until July 1.

WM2021 ATTENDEES
REWATCH GLOBAL STEM INITIATIVES PANEL, SESSION 108 AND DOWNLOAD RESOURCES FROM THE STEM ZONE UNTIL JULY 1

WM2021 STEM ZONE BOOTH

Teacher Resources, Lesson Plans & Project Starters
Videos of Outreach Programs, Virtual Field Trips & Lab Tours
DOE STEM Rising Newsletter Sign up, Activities & Fellowship Programs
Q&A with WMS Managing Director, Susan Walter and NASA Astronaut, Kayla Barron

FROM SEED TO STEM: NURTURING PROGRAM GROWTH THROUGH INSPIRATION AND LEADERSHIP

NASA astronaut Kayla Barron is a member of the Artemis Team, a select group of astronauts charged with focusing on the development and training efforts for early Artemis missions.

As President and CEO at CNL, Joe McBrearty oversees the operations of Canada’s national nuclear laboratory complex and Vision 2030, a strategic research focus into clean energy, health and new radioisotopes, and environmental science.

Olena Mykolaichuk was named Section Head for Decommissioning and Environmental Remediation in the Nuclear Energy Department, International Atomic Energy Agency in January 2019.

Nicole Nelson-Jean is the Office of Environmental Management (EM) Associate Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary (APDAS) for the Office of Field Operations, leading DOE-EM’s field site missions, overseeing safety, security, and quality assurance activities, as well as technology development and engineering efforts.

SETTING THE HOOK: PARTNERING TO REEL IN STEM STUDENTS EARLY

Steven Ashby has served as the Director of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory since April 2015 and is responsible for establishing the Laboratory’s vision and setting its strategic direction.

Celeste Carter is the Program Director for the Division of Undergraduate Education at the National Science Foundation and is the Lead Program Director for the Advanced Technological Education.

Tom D’Agostino serves as the Group President for Mission Solutions for Fluor Corporation where he leads the company’s sales and delivery of value-added services to government agencies.

Mary Lou Dunzik-Gougar is a professor of Nuclear Engineering at Idaho State University, with a joint appointment as research scientist at Idaho National Lab. Mary Lou is also the President of the American Nuclear Society.

SUCCESS STORIES WITH STEM IN THE VIRTUAL WORLD – WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED?

Rick Aman was selected as the inaugural president of College of Eastern Idaho in 2017. College of Eastern Idaho is the fourth comprehensive community college in Idaho and in located in Idaho Falls.

Kristen Ellis serves as the Office of Environmental Management Senior Advisor for STEM and Talent Acquisition. She previously served as the Chief of Staff to the DOE Under Secretary for Science, which oversaw the DOE Office of Science, Office of Environmental Management, and others.

Michèle Sack is the Internal Communications Specialist at the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) and leads their corporate sponsorships program focused on building strategic partnerships with organizations in the areas of youth education in STEM, environmental sustainability, and Reconciliation.

Elizabeth Stephens is a senior STEM education consultant and serves as the director of the Yakima Valley/Tri-Cities MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement) Center. 


INVEST IN OUR FUTURE AND GET INVOLVED WITH STEM