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STEM Summit 2011 Evaluative Data and ROI

STEM Summit Evaluation and ROI Data

 

Date of Event: March 10 and 11, 2011
Location: N201, and five break-out rooms
Host Institution: Bellevue College
Number in attendance: 89

Sponsored by Centers of Excellence in: Aerospace, Allied Health, Construction, and Information and Computing Technology

Dr. Arthur Benjamin’s presentation on mathematics and statistics was informative and valuable.

The average rating was 99%

Rich James, F5 Networks, presentation on the information and computing technology industry was informative and valuable.

The average rating was 92%

Dave Gering, Manufacturing Industrial Council of Seattle (MIC), presentation on the aerospace and manufacturing industry was informative and valuable.

The average rating was 86%

Ed Phippin, Washington State Hospital Association, presentation on the allied health industry was informative and valuable.

The average rating was 84%

Dr. Delores Gibbons, Consultant, Mckinstry, presentation on the construction industry was informative and valuable.

The average rating was 73%

 

The industry panel discussion focusing on STEM and the four industry sectors (allied health, aerospace, construction and information and computing technology) was informative and valuable.

The average rating was 83%

Sue Shields, Puget Sound Skills Center, presentation focusing on education and construction was informative and valuable.

The average rating was 85%

Damon Schuneman and Mike Wierusz, Northshore School District, presentation focusing on education and information and computing technology was informative and valuable.

The average rating was 91%

Michael Werner, Granite Falls High School, presentation focusing on education and information and aerospace was informative and valuable.

The average rating was 92%

John Miller, Tacoma Community College, presentation focusing on education and allied health was informative and valuable.

The average rating was 65%

The educator panel discussion focusing on STEM and the four industry sectors (allied health, aerospace, construction and information and computing technology) was informative and valuable.

The average rating was 84%

The round table sessions in which you created modules/curricula/best practices centered on STEM and the four industry sectors (allied health, aerospace, construction and information and computing technology) was informative and valuable.

The average rating was 85%

Which industry sector round table sessions did you participate in?

Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing 20%

Allied Health 27%

Construction 6%

Information and Computing Technology 47%

The registration and confirmation process was easy.

The average rating was 95%

The STEM Summit food and beverage options were satisfactory.

The average rating was 88%

I will attend the STEM Summit in 2012 if it becomes a reoccurring event.

94% or (30) who actually responded to this particular question indicated “Yes”.

6% or (2) who actually responded to this particular question indicated “No”.

Comments or feedback that will be helpful for next year’s STEM Summit.

  • For the portion I was able to attend, the summit was quite informative.
  • Thanks for the opportunity to hear your industry presentations the first day.
  • It was a great experience
  • Great Summit, Thank you!
  • Great Summit and good content.  More educators should attend this.
  • (I’ll) bring other educators (next year).
  • Learned tons; got lots of ideas!
  • Wonderful event, very valuable information! Thank you

Return on Investment

Almost 90 faculty from the four industry sectors of aerospace, allied health, construction, and information and computing technology attended the first annual two-day STEM Summit hosted at Bellevue College on March 10 and 11, 2011.  The event was sponsored by the Centers of Excellence in aerospace, allied health, construction, and information and computing technology.  This free event involved a keynote presentation from Dr. Arthur Benjamin, internationally renowned mathematician from Harvey Mudd College, as well as educators and industry professionals through a series of presentations and panel discussions shared their strategies for incorporating STEM in the classroom and highlighted emerging technology and workforce trends.  Additionally, round table sessions were held to develop curriculum modules centered on incorporating STEM in the classroom.

The two-day event provided meals, as well as a drawing for a donated I-Pad (value $440), Center of Excellence report on emerging technology trends in information and computing technology (value $150), aligned to STEM career pathways, educator books (value $100), prizes for best curriculum development day one and day two (value $110).  Facility fees were waived as the event was held at Bellevue College.

In reviewing comparable registration fees for a two-day event, the fee average is between $250 and $575, as the economy is affecting registration fees the fee of $350, although on the low -end was selected.    Food, in many cases, is not provided.

Return on Investment Breakdown:

STEM Summit Expenses
Labor $700.00
Table Skirt Rental $253.00
Prizes * $800.00
Printed Materials and Supplies $2,185.00
Presenters and Panelists payments $668.00
Arthur Benjamin Speaking Fee $3,474.00
Filming services $1,450.00
Facilities * $3,200.00
Donated Time Presenters and Panelists * $5,000.00
Food services $7,826.00
Donated Labor * $2,500.00
Total Expenses $28,056.00

Total expenditures through the four CoEs totaled $16,556 or $4,139 per center.  In-Kind/Donations totaled $11,500 (denoted by *) covered 41% of the total costs associated with this event.

If in-kind donations had not been received or given it would have adversely affected the quality of the event, while at the same time increase the total CoE funds needed to cover expenses.  If a $350 registration had been charged cover all CoE expenses it would have negatively impacted the budgets of the K-20 educational institutions that sent their educators.  If attendees actually had to pay a registration fee of $350 it would cost the state and taxpayers approximately $31,150.  Thus, total savings equal $14,594 (or, 47%).

The event was well attended well-received (see evaluative data above), and at least 94% of the respondents that answered the question of whether or not they would attend a 2012 STEM Summit indicated they would.

 

 

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