Higher Education for a 21st Century Workforce

When:  Oct 15, 2021 from 15:00 to 16:15 (ET)
Associated with  The Lab: Members to Members
As part of the JSPG-Sigma Xi call for op-eds and policy position papers inviting the next generation to consider ways we can re-envision STEM education and workforce development for the 21st Century, this webinar will focus on building equitable and inclusive environments for students of all backgrounds to enter and excel within the STEM workforce, and developing opportunities and mechanisms for undergraduate and graduate students to enter the STEM workforce following their higher education training. Thought leaders in the field will discuss these topics related to COVID-19 pandemic impacts, and design the future of this field from a policy standpoint, taking into account equity and inclusion, access to technology, and aligning training opportunities with workforce demands.

Moderator:
Toby Smith, Vice President for Science Policy & Global Affairs, Association of American Universities (AAU) 

Panelists:
  • Susan Singer, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Rollins College
  • Cynthia Fuhrmann, Assistant Dean of Career and Professional Development in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Kaye Husbands Fealing, Dean of the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, Georgia Institute of Technology¬†
Format:
Following introductions and context setting, a panel of experts will discuss policy issues related to the webinar theme, followed by Q&A and group discussions with the audience.

RSVP by: October 13, 2021 EOD.