10:30 AM–12:00 noon

Panel Discussion (Moderator: Frances Ligler, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory)

•   Thomas Russell, Director, Air Force Office of Scientific Research

•   Lyle Schwartz, ASM Materials Educational Foundation

•   John Sommerer, Space Department Head, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

•   Leonard Buckley, Director, Science and Technology Division, Institute for Defense Analyses

Panel 2: Estimating STEM Workforce Needs Under Future Scenarios
1:00 PM–1:30 PM

Introductory Talk

•   Rolf Lehming, Director, S&E Indicators, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, National Science Foundation

1:30 PM–3:00 PM

Panel Discussion (Moderator: Anita Jones, University of Virginia)

•   Leif Peterson, Managing Partner, Advanced HR Concepts and Solutions

•   Dixie Sommers, Assistant Commissioner of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor

•   John Fischer, Director, Laboratories Office, ASD(R&E)

•   Edward Swallow, Vice President, Business Development, Northrop Grumman Corporation; Chairman, STEM Workforce Division, National Defense Industrial Association

Panel 3: Limitations to Meeting Workforce Needs of DOD and the Industrial Base
3:30 PM–4:00 PM

Introductory Talk

•   Harold Salzman, Professor of Public Policy, Rutgers University

4:00 PM–5:30 PM

Panel Discussion (Moderator: Sharon Levin, University of Missouri-St. Louis)

•   Burt Barnow, Amsterdam Professor of Public Service and Economics, Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration, The George Washington University

•   Dixie Sommers, Assistant Commissioner of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor

•   Michael Finn, Economist, Oak Ridge Institute for Science Education

•   Rick Stephens, Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Administration, The Boeing Company

5:30 PM


Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Panel 4: Institutional Capacity in Education and the DOD Investments Needed to Ensure a Sufficient Workforce
8:30 AM–9:00 AM

Introductory Talk

•   Carl Wieman, Associate Director for Science, Office of Science and Technology Policy

9:00 AM–10:30 AM

Panel Discussion (Moderator: Daniel Oliver, Naval Postgraduate School)

•   Katrina McFarland, President, Defense Acquisition University

•   Wesley Harris, Charles Stark Draper Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and Associate Provost, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

•   Paul Gaffney, President, Monmouth University

•   S. James Gates, Jr., John S. Toll Professor of Physics and Director of Center for String and Particle Theory, University of Maryland, College Park

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