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Tuesday, June 18 • 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Session 903: Building Community Momentum: From Start-Up Initiatives Toward Collective Impact

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More and more communities across the nation have formed STEM partnerships with a shared vision and action plans.  They are engaging partners from across the spectrum of business, education, government and community-based organizations in their work, and are already beginning to see the fruits of their collaboration.  Many communities also experience growing pains in evolving from start-up initiatives to – ultimately – the ongoing delivery of collective impact.  This challenge exists at the local, regional, statewide and even national level.  Join this workshop with leaders from STEMx states who are engaged in the work on the ground required to move networks along the continuum toward collective impact.  Learn how to apply STEMx tools – developed by the states, for the states – to your own community.

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Margaret Ashida

Director, STEMx, BattelleEd
Margaret Ashida leads the nationwide STEMx network of state STEM organizations working together to transform science, technology, engineering and mathematics education at the grassroots level. STEMx is managed by Battelle, the world's largest independent research and development organization. Launched at the US News STEM Solutions Summit in June 2012, STEMx currently engages 16 state STEM organizations from all over the country on action teams... Read More →

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Tori Austin

Co-Director, Transformation T-STEM Center
Tori Austin is the Co-Director of Transformation 2013 T-STEM Center and is a veteran educator with over twenty years of service in public and private education.  Additionally, Austin coordinates programs and services in the areas of mathematics, science, career and technology and college and career readiness for Education Service Center, Region 20 in San Antonio. Austin is a graduate of Indiana University where she received a... Read More →
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Melinda Curless

STEM Initiatives Consultant, Kentucky Department of Education
Melinda Curless is the STEM Initiatives Consultant for the Kentucky Department of Education.  She began her career as an engineer, working more than 20 years in the fields of aerospace, environmental, and forensic engineering.  She became interested in education, obtained certification, and taught middle school science and mathematics before coming to the KDE in 2011, where she has contributed to the development of the Next Generation... Read More →
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Dustin Pyles

Director of Operations, Ohio STEM Learning Network
Dustin A. Pyles is the Director of Operations for the Ohio STEM Learning Network (OSLN) and manages the network’s portfolio of strategic projects and stakeholder relationships both in Ohio and across the country. In this role, he leads the OSLN implementation of the Ohio Race to the Top P2 STEM initiatives, which has enabled OSLN to evolve from a network that primarily provides STEM school start-ups with technical assistance to a network... Read More →
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Mark Vaughn, Ph.D.

Manager, Technical Talent Pipelining and Lead for Technology Community Office of STEM, Corning, Inc.
Dr. Mark D. Vaughn is a manager of the Technical Talent Pipelining for Corning’s Technology Community and is the lead for the Technology Community Office of STEM. In this role, Vaughn develops, implements and manages PK-20 science and engineering programs and initiatives in support of the Technology Community’s near and long term technical talent needs.  Vaughn began his 25 year career with Corning in 1988 as a... Read More →

Tuesday June 18, 2013 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Room 6