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Over 1,000 register for STEM Summit, registration now closed

With over 1,000 attendees registered for the 10th Annual Massachusetts STEM Summit, registration for the event is now closed. Taking place at Gillette Stadium on Wednesday, November 13, the Summit is hosted by the Massachusetts Governor’s STEM Advisory Council, the Massachusetts Business Roundtable and the UMass Donahue Institute. The annual event brings together leaders in business, government and education to discuss policies and programs that promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education from early childhood through adulthood and into the workforce, as well as address the Massachusetts Statewide STEM Plan.

The STEM mission is tied to the economic development goals of the Commonwealth, preparing residents to fill the highly skilled jobs needed to propel an innovative economy and closing the achievement gap that exists between the state’s richest and poorest students.

Governor Deval Patrick, Congressman Joe Kennedy and UMass President Robert Caret are scheduled to speak, and more than 40 breakout sessions addressing topics from curriculum development to career pathways will take place throughout the day. During the luncheon plenary, Kara DiGiacomo, Executive Director of Biogen Idec Foundation, will introduce their “Ignite the Power of STEM Grants Program,” an exciting new grant competition for school districts and teachers. The luncheon keynote speech will be delivered by Carl and Anna Mracek Dietrich, co-founders of Terrafugia, a Woburn-based company that is reimagining and revolutionizing transportation with the development of a flying car.

This year’s Summit also marks the introduction of a designated exhibition space, showcasing inventive and inspiring STEM projects and activities that are helping to create a vibrant culture of STEM learning throughout the state.

For more information, visit Mass STEM Summit.

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