STEM Summit


Thank you to the over 400 attendees of the first MoCo STEM Summit, held on February 26, 2017. We sought to build community by attending this free event for educators from pre-K to college, business leaders and employers, County Councilmembers, county government leaders and service providers, industry practitioners, interested parents and students. We are showcasing best practices, laying out a vision and asking for input on an effective STEM engagement strategy for Montgomery County.

STEM Slide Show

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 Contact: Jason Fasteau in Councilmember Riemer’s Office, 240-777-7964 or

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12:30 pm – Check-in, networking
1:00 pm – Welcome message from Montgomery County Councilmember Hans Riemer

1:15 pm – Keynote by MCPS Superintendent Jack R. Smith, Ph.D. – “The Future of STEM in MCPS”

Panel #1 “The Future of STEM, Pre-K-12 Education”, w/ Q&A
Gabe Albornoz, Director, Montgomery County Department of Recreation
Mary Ellen Icaza, Public Services Administrator for Community Engagement, Programming and Learning, Montgomery County Public Libraries
Cara Lesser, Founder and Executive Director, KID Museum
Michael Robbins, Director, District of Learning

Panel #2 “The Future of STEM, College and Workforce”, w/ Q&A
DeRionne Pollard, Ph.D., President, Montgomery College

Stewart Edelstein, Ph.D., Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, USM, Executive Director, Universities at Shady Grove
Jenesis Rothblatt
Inspirational Founder/Project Leader, Corporate Telepresence & Robotics, United Therapeutics Corporation
Brian Gaines, CEO, MdBio Foundation

4:00 pm Adjourn

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