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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine. 2012. Rising Above the Gathering Storm: Developing Regional Innovation Environments: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/13391.
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Appendix A

Workshop Agenda

Rising Above the Gathering Storm
Developing Regional Innovation Environments



Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery
Madison, Wisconsin
September 20-22, 2011

Tuesday, September 20

Arrival and Opening Session

Noon

Registration opens

1:00 pm

Tours of Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery (on the hour)

5:30

Reception

6:30

Dinner

6:50

Welcome from Workshop Chair / Judith Kimble, Henry Vilas Professor and HHMI Investigator, University of Wisconsin

6:55

Welcome to the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery / Carl Gulbrandsen, Managing Director, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

7:00

Welcoming Remarks / John P. Morgridge and Tashia F. Morgridge, Founding Trustees, Morgridge Institute for Research

7:10

Evening keynote: Creating a Regional Innovation Environment / Duane J. Roth, CEO, CONNECT

7:45

Discussion

8:30

Adjourn

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine. 2012. Rising Above the Gathering Storm: Developing Regional Innovation Environments: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/13391.
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Wednesday, September 21

Regional Innovation Environments: Key Elements and Examples

8:30 am

Welcome/Introduction: Workshop Challenges and Goals / Judith Kimble

8:35

Setting the Stage: Five Years of Rising Above the Gathering Storm / C. D. (Dan) Mote, Jr., Regents Professor and former President, University of Maryland

8:45

Plenary Session One: Revitalizing K-12 Science and Mathematics Education. Session chair, Tom Luce

8:45

The Foundation of Innovation: K-12 STEM Education / Tom Luce, CEO, National Math and Science Initiative

9:00

Ensuring Quality: A New Framework for Science Education Standards / Helen R. Quinn, Professor Emerita, SLAC

9:15

Delivering Value: Why K-12 STEM Education Matters in the Current Economy / Michael Lach, Special Assistant for STEM Education, U.S. Department of Education

9:30

Discussion on Revitalizing K-12 STEM Education

10:00

BREAK

10:30

Plenary Session Two: Strengthening Undergraduate Education in Science and Engineering. Session chair, Lorrie A. Shepard, Distinguished Dean of Education

10:30

Why Changing How We Teach Introductory Undergraduate Science Courses Is Critical for Our Nation’s Future / Bruce Alberts, Editor-in-Chief, Science, and Professor Emeritus, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of California, San Francisco

10:45

Innovation in Teaching Undergraduate Biology / Robin Wright, Associate Dean, Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development, University of Minnesota

11:00

Improving Undergraduate Science and Engineering Education / Lorrie A. Shepard, Professor and Distinguished Dean of Education, University of Colorado, Boulder

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine. 2012. Rising Above the Gathering Storm: Developing Regional Innovation Environments: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/13391.
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11:15

Discussion on Strengthening Undergraduate STEM Education

11:45

BREAK

Noon

Working lunch: How can education help regional innovation environments thrive?

What are the key strategies for implementation?

1:30 pm

Plenary Session Three: Building Effective Partnerships among Governments, Universities, Companies, and Other Stakeholders for Innovation Environments. Session chair, Arun Majumdar

1:30

The ARPA-E Model and the Innovation Ecosystem / Arun Majumdar, Director, ARPA-E

1:45

Government-University-Industry Partnerships: Global Innovation / C. D. (Dan) Mote, Jr., Regents Professor and Former President, University of Maryland

2:00

New Alliances among Government, Industry and Universities / Mary Good, Donaghey University Professor, University of Arkansas

2:15

Discussion on Building Effective Partnerships

2:45

BREAK

3:15

Plenary Session Four: Fostering Regional Technology Development and Entrepreneurship. Session chair, William J. Spencer, Chairman Emeritus, SEMATECH

3:15

Innovative Research Environments for Regional Development / Sangtae Kim, Executive Director, Morgridge Institute for Research

3:30

Fostering Entrepreneurship and Venture Investment in Regions / Frank Samuel, Jr., President, Geauga Growth Partnership, Inc

3:45

Venture Investment and Regional Development in the Life Sciences Sector / G. Steven Burrill, CEO, Burrill & Company

4:00

Discussion on Fostering Regional Technology and Entrepreneurship

4:30

BREAK

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine. 2012. Rising Above the Gathering Storm: Developing Regional Innovation Environments: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/13391.
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5:30

Reception

6:00

Keynote speaker: Honorable Tommy Thompson, Former Governor of Wisconsin and Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

6:45 pm

Discussion

7:00

Working dinner: How can partnerships and entrepreneurship help regional innovation environments thrive? What are the key strategies for implementation?

Thursday, September 22

Summing Up and Next Steps

8:00 am

Breakfast: (Panelists and table leaders to be organized privately)

9:00

Panel discussion: Mary Good, Duane Roth, Helen Quinn

Discussion of Key Themes and Strategies for Implementation

11:00 Adjourn

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine. 2012. Rising Above the Gathering Storm: Developing Regional Innovation Environments: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/13391.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine. 2012. Rising Above the Gathering Storm: Developing Regional Innovation Environments: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/13391.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine. 2012. Rising Above the Gathering Storm: Developing Regional Innovation Environments: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/13391.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine. 2012. Rising Above the Gathering Storm: Developing Regional Innovation Environments: Summary of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/13391.
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In October 2005, the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine released a policy report that served as a call to action. The report, Rising Above the Gathering Storm: Energizing and Employing America for a Brighter Economic Future observed that "the scientific and technological building blocks critical to the United States economic leadership are eroding at a time when many other nations are gathering strength." The report laid out 20 recommendations in four broad areas - K-12 education, science and engineering research, higher education, and economic and technology policy - and warned that a failure to take action could have dire economic consequences.

Rising Above the Gathering Storm sparked intense discussion among policy makers, industrial leaders, and the general public. Five years after the release of the Gathering Storm report, a second report, Rising Above the Gathering Storm, Revisited: Rapidly Approaching Category 5, assessed changes in America's competitive posture. This report concluded that "our nation's outlook has not improved, but rather has worsened" since the Gathering Storm report was released. The report noted examples of other nations that have upgraded their investments in education, technological infrastructure, and innovation systems to a greater extent than has the United States.

The ability of the states to drive innovation was the impetus behind a major workshop held in Madison, Wisconsin, on September 20-22, 2011. Titled "Rising Above the Gathering Storm: Developing Regional Innovation Environments," the workshop brought together leaders in education, government, economic development, and industrial innovation to discuss state and regional initiatives to boost competitiveness through science, technology, and innovation. The conference was organized around four major themes:

- Revitalizing K-12 Science and Mathematics Education

- Strengthening Undergraduate Education in Science and Engineering

- Building Effective Partnerships Among Governments, Universities, Companies, and Other Stakeholders

- Fostering Regional Technology Development and Entrepreneurship

Rising Above the Gathering Storm: Developing Regional Innovation Environments: A Workshop Summary gives an overview of the presentations, observations, and recommendations made during the workshop.

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