Townhall Conference Call

Four TownHall Conference Calls per year are scheduled for leaders in the STEM community. The objective of these calls is to convene thought leaders, key voices from across the stakeholder community to present perspectives from industry, government, education and non-profits working on these issues. The TownHall conference calls convene high-level decision-makers within organizations across the public, private, academic and non-profit sectors with the aim of informing and connecting stakeholders by establishing common goals and patterns of excellence.

Town Halls are being Scheduled on Results, Digital Learning, Innovation, 100 Women Leaders in STEM and Entrepreneurship in STEM. Town Halls have been held on STEM Jobs, Workforce Planning, Diversity and Women and Girls. Contact

Latest Townhall


STEMconnector's latest Town Hall Google Hangout featured contributors to our book, Advancing a Jobs-Driven Economy: Higher Education and Business Partnerships Lead the Way This book focuses on the employer driven partnerships demanded by 21st century STEM education and workforce development.  Through this virtual townhall, education and non-profit leaders presented proven models that support the necessary STEM education and workforce development revolution and a call to action to spearhead this revolution.  Presenters were:

STEM Higher Education Council Leaders:

  • Rob Denson, Chair of the STEM Higher Education Council and President of Des Moines Area Community College 
  • Dr. Martha Kanter, Senior Advisor to the STEM Higher Education Council, Former Under Secretary of Department of Education, and Professor, New York University     

STEM Higher Education Council Members:  

  • Chicago State University 
    • Dr. Leroy Jones, Interim Dean & Professor, College of Arts & Sciences and Executive Director, Center for STEM Education and Research
  • Harper College
    • Dr. Mary Beth Ottinger, Dean Career and Technical Programs
    • Kathy Bruce, Dean Mathematics and Science 
  • Maricopa Community Colleges
    • Maria Reyes, Dean Career and Technical Education, Chandler-Gilbert Community College 
  • Mathematics, Engineering and Science Achievement
    • Dr. Jamie Bracey, Director of STEM Education, Outreach and Research for Temple University's College of Engineering, and Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Mathematics, Engineering & Science Achievement (MESA)
  • My College Options
    • Ryan Munce, Vice President
  • University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
    • Dr. Pamela Shockley-Zalabak, Chancellor   

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