Joint Meeting

Santa Clara Valley Life Members Affinity Group
Oakland/East Bay Life Members Affinity Group

Date: Saturday, October 13, 2012
Time: Doors open at 8:00 AM
Registration and refreshments from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
Primary session in the morning: 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Lunch break: 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Optional session in the afternoon: 1:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Place: Santa Clara County Office of Education
San Jose Room
1290 Ridder Park Dr
San Jose, CA

Free parking beside the building

Title: Forum on Motivating Our Students to Become Engineers
How to Make It Happen
Cost: There is no charge.
Breakfast, refreshments, and lunch are included.
About the Forum

Test results show that our K-8 students do poorly in math and science. The US students rank disturbingly low among the industrialized countries of the world.

In the belief that IEEE Life Members are in a unique position to help improve the education of our elementary and middle school students, the IEEE Oakland/East Bay and Santa Clara Valley Life Member's Affinity Groups are organizing this meeting entitled: Forum on Motivating Our Students to Become Engineers, How to Make It Happen. The meeting will be held in two sessions, the primary session in the morning and an optional session in the afternoon.


  Time     Topic Speaker
Morning Session
8:00 to 9:00 AM   Registration and Breakfast  
9:00 to 9:15 AM   Welcome and Expectations Les Besser, Charles Herget, and Sandra Yellenberg
9:15 to 9:35 AM   Beating the Odds: Attracting and Retaining the Engineering Leaders of Future Generations Peter Staecker, 2012 IEEE President-Elect
9:35 to 9:55 AM   Stating the Issues/Problems Linda Murray, former K-8 Superintendent
9:55 to 10:15 AM   Coffee Break  
10:15 to 10:35 AM   TISP Michael Lightner, IEEE VP Educational Activities
10:35 to 10:55AM   TOPScience Art Krakowsky
10:55 to 11:15 AM   RESEED Joseph Castellano
11:15 to 12:15 PM   Teacher Panel Discussion Sandra Yellenberg, Moderator
12:15 to 12:30 PM   Wrap up, assign a task force Les Besser and Charles Herget
12:30 to 1:15 PM   Lunch & Exhibits  
Optional Afternoon Session
1:15 to 2:00 PM   TISP - informational session
TOPS - informational session
RESEED - informational session
2:00 to 3:00 PM   Task Force Reconvenes Les Besser and Charles Herget
TISP, Teacher in Service Program
TOPS, Teaching Opportunities for Partners in Science
RESEED, Retirees Enhancing Science Education through Experiments and Demonstrations

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