The Department of Higher Education and the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council, in partnership with Dassault Systèmes, launched a new STEM Council Lecture series on Friday, May 2, 2014. The inaugural event, hosted by Congressman Joe Kennedy and Vertex Pharmaceuticals CEO Jeff Leiden, featured Gary Beach, author of The US Technology Skills Gap: What Every Technology Executive Must Know to Save America’s Future. Beach, publisher emeritus for CIO Magazine and founder of TechCorps, gave a talk on the history of the technology skills gap in America, lessons learned from other economic superpowers and recommendations for the U.S. market.
The purpose of the lecture series is to provide an opportunity for the STEM Council, and the wider STEM community, to delve deeper into topics of interest that is not always possible during quarterly STEM Council meetings because of packed agendas and time constraints. The lecture series are free and open to the public. See our calendar for more details.
The most recent Lecture Series event took place on August 7 at the Museum of Science and featured the Massachusetts screening of Underwater Dreams and a panel discussion. For more information and photos, click here.