Three speakers will discuss ways to develop and grow an educated workforce
The New Hampshire BioTech/MedTech Cluster, a subsidiary of the New Hampshire High Tech Council, is hosting its second event of the year on Thursday, September 21 from 5:00 to 7:30 pm at the SEE Science Center in Manchester. The event is focused on the theme: “Building a Bridge.” This bridge is between the NH biological technology and medical technology (BioTech/MedTech) industry and NH government and education experts. Three speakers will discuss ways to develop and grow an educated workforce through programs focused on STEM technology and fostering enthusiasm for the STEM disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and math.
“The September event is a wonderful opportunity for interested professionals to learn about and explore how we can work together to link education to BT/MT workforce needs through STEM-based disciplines,” said Cindy Conde, chair of the BioTech/MedTech Cluster Committee. “We look forward to hosting the event at such an innovative space as the SEE Science Center as we come together to further STEM in our state.”
The SEE Science Center was selected for the event as it brings together science and education in a way that appeals to youth and adults, alike, offers networking opportunities and time to experience the SEE Science Center’s exhibits. The three speakers are as follows:
David Benedetto is the director of STEM Education for the State of New Hampshire. The Office of STEM Education coordinates efforts to support the modernization of STEM education with particular emphasis on broadening participation in computer science, technology, and engineering.
Terry Wolf (R – Bedford) is a New Hampshire State Representative and vice chair of the House Education committee. She is a member of the Public Higher Education Study Committee and the New England Board of Higher Education. She is a founding member of CS4NH, which advocates for computer science education throughout New Hampshire for all students K-12+.
Taylor Caswell is the Commissioner of the New Hampshire Department of Business and Economic Affairs, a newly created state department that will concentrate on supporting and serving the business community. Caswell will speak about his agency’s involvement in STEM initiatives and business resources.
David Benedetto, Terry Wolf, and Taylor Caswell
The event costs $10 for members of the Council, $20 for not-yet-members, and $5 for students. Register here.