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Tuesday, June 18 • 8:30am - 9:30am
General Session

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8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

KEYNOTE REMARKS
Best STEM High Schools Presentation
Mayim Bialik, Ph.D., STEM Advocate; Actress, “The Big Bang Theory”

KEYNOTE PANEL: STEM Needs in Manufacturing
Eric D. Fingerhut, Vice President, Education & STEM Learning, Battelle Memorial Institute
Eric Spiegel, President and CEOSiemens

Moderator:
Gina Burkhardt, Executive Vice President, American Institutes for Research 



Moderators
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Gina Burkhardt

Executive Vice President, American Institutes for Research
Gina Burkhardt is executive vice president of American Institutes for Research (AIR), one of the largest behavioral and social science research organizations in the world. AIR, a not-for-profit organization, conducts and applies research in the areas of education, health, international development, and work and training to improve people’s lives and well-being, with a special emphasis on the disadvantaged. As director of AIR’s... Read More →

Speakers
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Mayim Bialik, Ph.D.

STEM Advocate, actress, “The Big Bang Theory”
Emmy-nominated actress Mayim Hoya Bialik was born to first-generation American teachers and documentary filmmakers. Her breakout role, as a young Bette Midler in Beaches, led to a starring role in the popular sitcom “Blossom” from 1990 to 1994. After taking a break from Hollywood to pursue a higher education and start a family, Bialik returned to acting and, today, stars in the hit comedy “The Big Bang Theory” as... Read More →
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Eric D. Fingerhut

Vice President, Education & STEM Learning, Battelle
Eric D. Fingerhut, a nationally recognized leader in education and economic development policy, is the Vice President for Education and STEM Learning at the Battelle Memorial Institute, the largest non-profit research and development organization in the world.  Fingerhut previously served as the Chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents, as an Ohio State Senator and as a member of the United States House of Representatives.  At Battelle... Read More →
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Eric Spiegel

President & CEO, Siemens Corporation
Eric Spiegel is the President and CEO of Siemens Corporation and is responsible for growing the U.S. business in the company’s largest market. With $22 billion in sales, $6 billion in exports and approximately 60,000 employees in the U.S., Siemens provides solutions for more affordable and efficient healthcare, the growing demands of cities and the nation's infrastructure needs, cleaner sources of energy production, and industrial... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2013 8:30am - 9:30am
Exhibit Hall 1