STEM Summit Evaluation and ROI Data
February 9th and 10th, 2012
Dr. Bradley Layton’s presentation on “Energy Technology Education in Efficiency to Engender Energy Independence: Science & Math Lay the Foundation for the Next Generation of Energy Technology Leaders” was informative and valuable. The average was 69%
- Very technical. I highly enjoyed it, but not sure how to use it.
- Should not have started the event with this.
- Really? The first speaker…?
- Select a keynote from industry that is focused on practical cooperation between industry and education, not a rehash of a doctoral dissertation.
- Very good.
Randy Stearns, Tacoma Power and Chair of the Foundation of Water Energy and Education, presentation on clean energy was informative and valuable. The average was 86%
- Good stuff.
- Very interesting.
Conrad Bell, Boeing, presentation on the aerospace industry was informative and valuable. The average was 90%
- Very good.
- He gave clear evidence of skills that need to be encouraged in our educational system.
Kevin Ross, Chairman of Washington First Robotics, presentation on the information and computing technology industry was informative and valuable. The average was 94%
Dave Gering, Executive Director for the Manufacturing Industrial Council, presentation on education was informative and valuable. The average was 82%
The industry panel discussion focusing on STEM and the four industry sectors (aerospace, clean energy, education, information and computing technology) was informative and valuable. The average was 92%
Lisa Heaman, Principal, presentation on “Jumping off the Cliff: STEM Implementation Prek-8” was informative and valuable. The average was 88%
Peggy Templeton and Kathryn Wilkie, Central Kitsap School District, presentation on education was informative and valuable. The average was 94%
Dr. Mel Oyler, Cascadia Community College, presentation on clean energy was informative and valuable. The average was 89%
Dr. Steve Addison, Lake Washington Institute of Technology, presentation on the aerospace industry was informative and valuable. The average was 91%
Corrinne Sande, Whatcom Community College, presentation on information and computing technology was informative and valuable. The average was 81%
The educator panel discussion focusing on STEM and the four industry sectors (aerospace, clean energy, education, and information and computing technology) was informative and valuable. The average was 92%
- I was very impressed by this panel.
Kathleen Werner, Principal Stevens elementary school, presentation on “Jump into STEM” was informative and valuable. The average was 82%
The curriculum development session facilitated by Dr. Michele Royer was informative and valuable. The average was 81%
The registration and confirmation process was easy. The average was 95%
The STEM Summit food and beverage options were satisfactory. The average was 96%
I will attend the 2013 STEM Summit. The average was 91%
Comments or feedback that will be helpful for next year’s STEM Summit.
- The Summit was very informative. I received information that will help me immediately start implementing in my courses. I will also take the ideas back to my team.
- Keynote’s presentation was interesting, but it was not particularly “informative or valuable.”
- Great food!
- Would like more industry presentations.
- It was hard to make the connection to STEM with the keynote presentation.
- Offer more time for attendees to network and learn more about programs/projects happening in different regions and districts. (Note: Thank you. Great suggestion and we will take your suggestion into consideration for next year’s STEM Summit.)
- Great people. Great food. Good job!
- Have the Center website addresses printed somewhere for future reference. (Note: Great suggestion. We’ll make sure they are on the program for next year.)
- Would like to have actual “step-by-step” process/details on how to actually implement a STEM program or STEM class at different grade levels.
- Thanks for another great year!
Return on Investment
142 educators from the four industry sectors of aerospace and advanced manufacturing, clean energy, education, and information and computing technology attended the second annual two-day STEM Summit hosted at Bellevue College on February 9th and 10th, 2012. The event was sponsored by the Centers of Excellence in aerospace and advanced manufacturing, clean energy, education, and information and computing technology. This free event involved a keynote presentation from Dr. Bradley Layton, University of Montana, as well as educators and industry professionals giving a series of presentations and panel discussions sharing 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. Nine modules were developed. A recognition award was given to two groups, both in representing the Center of Excellence for Energy. They were posted to coeforict.org under the STEM Summit in Events, along with PowerPoint presentations from the presenters. The video will also be posted there, as well as distributed to the partner Center of Excellences.
The two-day event provided meals, as well as a drawing for a digital camera, a navigator, a calculator, (information and computing technology) and two $25 Starbucks gift cards (education). 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|
|Table Skirt Rental||$10.00|
|Printed Materials and Supplies||$800.00|
|Presenters and Panelists payments||$863.19|
|Bradley Layton Speaking Fee||$1,137.00|
|Donated Time Presenters and Panelists *||$2,200.00|
|Donated Labor *||$2,500.00|
Total expenditures through the four CoEs totaled $13,187.19 (had a 60% increase in attendance, with a 20% decrease in expenses) or $3,296.80 for each Center. In-Kind/Donations totaled $8,725 (denoted by *) covered 66% 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 $155 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 $49,700. Thus, total savings equal $27,787.81.
The event was well attended, and overall very well-received (see evaluative data above), and at least 91% of the respondents that answered the question of whether or not they would attend a 2013 STEM Summit indicated they would.