The committee on Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) workforce needs for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and the defense industrial base will convene a two-day public workshop on August 1-2, 2011 on US defense-related workforce needs. The workshop will feature invited expert presentations and discussions. Experts to be invited to participate in the workshop will be drawn from the membership of prior NRC studies and related activities, the public and private sectors, and from academic organizations.

National Academies DoD STEM Workshop Agenda

Day One (1 August)
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM          Registration and Breakfast
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM          Welcome and Introductory Talks (Plenary Session)
                                              Welcome (Charles Vest)               
                                              Purpose and Plan (Norm Augustine/Dan Mote)
                                              DoD Perspective (ASD(R&E) Lemnios)   
I: Emerging science and technology in next 15 years
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM            Introductory talk
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM          Break
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM        Panel Discussion (Fran Ligler, moderator)
II: Estimating STEM workforce needs under future scenarios
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM       Introductory talk
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM         Lunch
1:00 PM –  2:30 PM          Panel Discussion (Anita Jones, moderator)

III: Limitations to meeting workforce needs of DoD and the industrial base

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM          Introductory talk
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM          Break
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM          Panel Discussion (Sharon Levin, moderator)

Day Two (2 August)

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM          Breakfast
8:00 AM – 8:30 AM          Recap of Previous Day’s Discussions

IV: Institutional capacity in education and the DoD investments needed to ensure a sufficient workforce

 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM         Introductory talk
 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM       Panel Discussion (Dan Oliver, moderator)
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM      Break

V: Ensuring an adequate workforce capability in an uncertain future

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM      Introductory talks
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM        Lunch
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM          Panel Discussion (Bob Herman, moderator)
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM          Break

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM          Wrap-up presentation

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Date & Time and Location


Monday, 01 Aug 2011 8:00 AM - Tuesday, 02 Aug 2011 4:00 PM - (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)


Waterview Conference Center
1919 North Lynn Street
Arlington, Virginia

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Dionna Ali


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Only 85% of the conference fee is refundable. Refunds for this event are considered until Wednesday July 27, 2011 at 10:00am. Please direct all refund requests, questions or concerns to Dionna Ali at

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