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STLCC Hosts Panel Discussion on STEM Workforce Issues

September 07, 2011

St. Louis Community College will host a panel discussion on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workforce initiatives in the St. Louis region on Monday, Sept. 19, at the college’s new Center for Workforce Innovation, 3344 Pershall Road near the Florissant Valley campus.

The discussion is slated 4:30-6 p.m. Participants will be able to tour STLCC’s new center beginning at 3 p.m. and at the conclusion of the discussion at 6 p.m. Cost is $25 per person, with proceeds going to the STLCC Foundation for STEM-related scholarships.

Irving McPhail, president and CEO of the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, will be the guest speaker. He will be joined on the panel by local STEM education leaders, including:

  • Tom Cornwell, chair of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) St. Louis STEM Committee;
  • Keith Guller, CEO of Essex Industries and NDIA St. Louis chapter president;
  • Randy Maier, global corporate citizenship for The Boeing Company;
  • Rod Nunn, STLCC vice chancellor for workforce and community development;
  • Doug Rasmussen, St. Louis County Council senior vice president who will moderate the discussion;
  • Benny Yates, associate affiliate director Missouri S&T, Project Lead the Way.

Participants will be able to network with representatives of the NDIA and learn about local/regional opportunities to encourage young people to pursue STEM training and careers.

To register online, click here. For more information, call 314-615-7663. If you need an accommodation due to a disability, please call 314- 513-4271 at least two working days prior to the event.