University System of Maryland
STEM Symposium 2009
Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
University of Maryland University College Inn & Conference Center

8:00 | 9:00 am Breakfast & Registration (Ballroom)
9:00 | 9:20 am Welcome by President Susan Aldridge, UMUC Introduction by Chancellor William Kirwan, USM Langenberg Award: Chancellor Emeritus Donald Langenberg presenting
9:20 | 10:20 am Langenberg Lecture by Dr. P. Uri Treisman, Executive Director of Charles A. Dana Center, University of Texas at Austin, "On Innovation in American Math and Science Education: An Activist Professor Reflects on His Practice" Slides
10:20 | 10:45 am Remarks by Governor Martin O'Malley
10:45 | 11:15 am Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
11:15 | 11:30 am Break
1. Strategies for Recruiting and Retaining STEM Majors and Increasing Under-represented Student Enrollments in the STEM Pipeline
Keith Harmon, Assistant Director, and Mitsue Wiggs, Academic Coordinator, the Meyerhoff Program, UMBC
Mary Soo Hon, Student, Coppin State University
Alana Johnson, Coordinator for Women in Engineering, UMCP
2. Proposals for Recruiting STEM Majors into Teaching/Alternative Pathways into STEM Teaching
Donna Wiseman, Dean of Education, UMCP
Mary Rivkin, Associate Professor of Education, Susan Blunck, Associate Professor of Education, and Ann Spence, PI of UMBC/BCPS STEM Program, UMBC
3. Developing and Sustaining STEM Partnerships: Business, Education, and Community
Daniel Chazan, Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum & Instruction, UMCP
Don Thomas, Director, Hackerman Academy of Math & Science, Towson University
Mary Stapleton, Director of Education and Outreach, UMBI
4. Funding Opportunities for STEM Education
Jim Hamos, Program Officer, National Science Foundation
Peggi Zelinko, Program Director, U.S. Department of Education
5. Asking Tough Questions: Politics & Structures that Prevent Systemic Changes
Donald Langenberg, Chancellor Emeritus, USM
David Vanko, Acting Dean, Science & Mathematics, Towson University
6. Connecting STEM Education to the Workforce
James Saunders, MB3 Director, Towson University
Rana Khan, Director, Biotechnology Program, UMUC
Eric Seleznow, Executive Director, Governor's Workforce Investment Board, DLLR
12:30 | 2:00 pm Lunch w/Discussion Panel (Ballroom)
Welcome by Cliff Kendall, Chairman of the USM Board of Regents
Remarks by Regent Norman Augustine,
"Education and Prosperity"the Chicken or the Egg?"
Irv Goldstein, Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs, introducing distinguished panel:
Wanda Ward, Acting Assistant Director for NSF Directorate for Education and Human Resources
Rizwan Siddiqi, Vice President, EBA Engineering, Inc.
Ann Coren, Science Teacher, Montgomery County Public Schools
Nancy Grasmick, Maryland State Superintendent of Schools

Panel Wrap-up:
Nancy Shapiro, Associate Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs, USM

2:00 | 2:15 pm Break
1. Pre-College/Bridge and Transfer Programs in STEM
Anisha Campbell, Assistant Professor of Biology, Bowie State University
Christine Barrow, Acting Chair, Department of Biological Sciences & Director, STEM Resource Center, PGCC
Jane Wolfson, Director, Environmental Science and Studies Program and
Annie McMahon, Program Coordinator, Towson Opportunities in STEM (TOPS) Program, Towson University
2. STEM Course Reform Initiatives
Jennifer Hearne, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, UMES
Robert Briber, Professor and Chair, Department of Materials Science and Engineering and
Jordan Goodman, Professor and Former Chair, Physics Department, UMCP
3. Expanding Teaching and Research Opportunities for STEM Undergraduates
Joseph Okoh, Department Chair, Natural Sciences & Director of MARCU* (Star) Program, UMES
Jim Purtillo, Professor of Computer Science, UMCP
4. STEM Pipelines to Graduate Programs
Joelle Presson, Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Academic Programs, College of Chemical and Life Sciences, UMCP
Donald Langenberg, Chancellor Emeritus, USM
5. Recruiting STEM Majors into Teaching/Alternative Pathways into STEM Teaching
Ken Witmer, Dean of Education and Joe Hoffman, Dean of College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Frostburg State University
Dennis Pataniczek, Dean of Education and Karen Olmstead, Dean of Henson School of Science & Technology, Salisbury University
3:15 | 3:30 pm Break
3:30 | 4:00 pm Wrap-up and Next Steps: Nancy Shapiro
Comments: Uri Treisman
Next Steps: William Kirwan