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Wednesday, November 14 • 9:45am - 10:35am
Who’s Nurturing the Next Generation of Innovators? Effective STEM Programs to Build Workforce Talent

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The future of STEM business growth depends on current and future STEM talent, that pipeline of scientists, technicians and engineers with the skills, creativity and perseverance to innovate, and a citizenry that understands fundamental STEM concepts. Business leaders from companies that place high value on STEM competencies in their workforce will discuss the STEM educational programs that they support to inspire and nurture the next generation of researchers and innovators.

Hear from panelists about Santander Bank’s investment of over $1.3 billion in higher-education STEM programs and Intel’s investment of millions in K-12 STEM education. Learn about the successful STEM program developed by the international law firm of Fish & Richardson, in which intellectual property experts guide young innovators through the patent application process, providing full legal services annually to the two most inventive projects by Massachusetts students statewide. Over the last 18 years, the results have been impressive—high school students whose research is helping to cure breast cancer, address the worldwide opioid crisis and aid people suffering from seizures. Together, these companies and programs have helped hundreds of thousands of students to pursue STEM learning and careers.

Learn how your organization or company can create its own business-school partnership that provides STEM-mentored research opportunities for young innovators. Discover funding that is focused on STEM for high-needs communities and disadvantaged students. Moderated by a co-founder of Boston-based Dock Square Equity, topics will include advancing and financing STEM talent in K-20 and beyond, to keep pace with the growing STEM sector.


Rishi Shukla

Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Dock Square Equity


Timothy A. French

Principal, Fish & Richardson, P.C.

Anne McGrath Linehan

Corporate Social Responsibility Project Manager, Santander Bank

Wednesday November 14, 2018 9:45am - 10:35am EST
Grand Ballroom Center

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