The 13th IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference (ISEC ’23), to be held on March 11, 2023 (Saturday – 9.00 AM – 5.00 PM EST ) at Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University, Maryland. https://ewh.ieee.org/conf/stem/index.html
The Non-Author registration is free and you must register. IEEE.TV will also stream the Keynote Talks live.
IEEE ISEC is a unique program that bridges the gap between science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines and engages students in hands-on activities and projects rooted in the engineering and design fields. By creating a platform that blends together different academic and professional backgrounds, IEEE ISEC encourages students to explore creative and innovative ways to solve complex problems. Through activities like robotics, coding, 3D printing, and design thinking, students develop the essential skills needed to face the challenges of the future. IEEE ISEC’s on-site event will also provide students with the opportunity to network with peers and industry experts, broadening their horizons and fostering their individual career paths.
The event includes 4 Keynote speakers, 68 poster presentations by K-12 students, 6 workshops, industry exhibits, as well as 45 full papers and 33 that are Work-In-Progress.
Our 1st Keynote will be “The Need for STEM Education and What You Can Do” by Joseph McGettigan, the Director of the US Naval Academy STEM Center for Education and Outreach.
At the USNA STEM Center we execute various outreach programs for students from K-12 as well as their teachers in an effort to get more of today’s youth interested in pursuing engineering and science degrees in college. It has been recognized for many years now that there are not enough people with technical degrees to fill all of the positions that DoD has requiring those degrees.
Joe McGettigan retired from active duty in 2009 and has served as the Director of the US Naval Academy STEM Center for Education and Outreach since 2020. He is a qualified Surface Warfare Officer and a qualified Engineering Duty Officer. His Shore assignments included Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Officer in Charge of Mobile Technical Unit Fifteen, Naval Undersea Warfare Center, and numerous positions at Naval Sea Systems Command. His major acquisition assignments included Program Manager for the Advanced Combat Direction System and he served as the Program Manager for AEGIS foreign military sales managing sales with Japan, Spain, Norway, South Korea and Australia. He commanded the Surface Combat Systems Center in Wallops Island, VA, the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Dahlgren, VA, and was the Director of the Engineering and Weapons Division at the US Naval Academy. He retired after 30 years of service in 2009. Following his Military career, he became a Director for BAE Systems and then came back to Government service as a Division Director at Naval Sea Systems Command overseeing the Navy’s technical authority. In 2012 he accepted a position as a Senior Vice President with Kratos Defense. He holds a Master’s Degree from the Naval Postgraduate school in Undersea Warfare Technology and a Master’s Degree from the Naval War College in National Security and Strategic Affairs.
Our 2nd Keynote will be “What we can do to promote Access, Equity, Innovation, and Excellence in Undergraduate STEM Education!” by Rosalyn Hobson Hargraves, Ph.D., the Division Director for the Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE), in the NSF Directorate for Education and Human Resources.
This strengthens STEM education at two- and four-year colleges and universities. Dr. Hargraves is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Commonwealth University and previously served as an Intermittent Expert for NSF’s Directorate for Education and Human Resources. She began her term as NSF division director for DUE on August 1, 2021.
In addition to STEM education, Dr. Hargraves’ research interests also include diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education, machine learning, biomedical signal and image processing, and the role of science and technology in international development. Dr. Hargraves received her Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctorate degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Virginia. During her 25 years at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Hargraves co-founded the VCU College of Engineering Department of Electrical Engineering, and has served in numerous leadership roles, including Associate Vice President for Inclusive Excellence, the Director of the Virginia Commonwealth University – University of KwaZulu Natal International Partnership, Associate Dean in the College of Engineering, and Interim Co-chair in the School of Education Department of Teaching and Learning.
Dr. Hargraves has been recognized nationally for her mentoring, teaching, leadership, and diversity initiatives. From 2019-2020 she was one of 38 academic leaders selected for the nationally renowned American Council on Education (ACE) Fellowship, the premier comprehensive leadership development program in American higher education. In 2003-2004 she served as an American Association for the Advancement of Science Diplomacy Fellow at the U.S. Agency for International Development (2003-2004). Among her numerous awards, she received the 2018 National Association for Ethnic Studies Robert L. Perry Mentoring Award and 2006 Dr. Hargraves was named Engineer of the Year by the Richmond Joint Engineers Council. Rosalyn Hobson Hargraves, Ph.D.
Our 3rd Keynote will be “The importance of developing the STEM Identity of vulnerable student populations” by Dr. Dwight Carr, Ph.D., APL STEM Program Manager.
In 2011, to address our nation’s critical challenge of creating a workforce educated and trained in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), APL launched a STEM Program Management Office to help inspire, engage, and educate the next generation of STEM professionals. Led by Program Manager Dwight Carr, Ed. D., APL’s STEM efforts are concentrated on providing students, parents, and teachers with substantial involvement with STEM professionals and the work they do.
With APL since 2003, Carr has held successive technical positions as an electrical engineer, lead engineer, and project manager. Before joining APL, he was instrumental in establishing a manufacturing laboratory for the Gene Logic Genomics Corporation and served as a research fellow for the National Institutes of Health. Carr holds a doctorate degree in education and a master’s degree in electrical and computer engineering, both from The Johns Hopkins University, and received his undergraduate degree in biology from Howard University, where he was a member of the National Golden Key Honor Society and the Beta Kappa Chi Honor Society.
Our 4th Keynote will be “Why Public Perception Matters” by Kathleen Deloughery, Deputy for the Enduring Sciences Branch in the Technology Center Division at the DHS Science & Technology Directorate.
In this role, she is responsible for overseeing a set of interrelated research activities across the Social Sciences Technology Center and the Hazard Awareness and Characterization Technology Center. These Technology Centers provide subject matter expertise and foundational research in the life, physical, and social sciences to support and strengthen preparedness and prevention of communities for current, future, and emerging disasters, threats, risks, or incidents, and improve their capabilities for effective mitigation, response, and recovery from such events. Dr. Deloughery analyzes and manages the personnel and funding resources of these Technology Centers and will identify and resolve unique issues related to those needs. Dr. Deloughery also serves as a subject matter expert on research efforts related to terrorism prevention, evaluation, and technology adoption.