MaDTECHEd Symposium

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 -
08:30 am to 07:00 pm
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 -
08:30 to 19:00

Broadening Access and Participation in STEM Education Through Technology: Promises and Challenges 

A One-Day Symposium at AAAS hosted by the MaDTECHEd* Affinity Group and co-sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.


8:30 am ‒ 9:00 am

Coffee and Working Breakfast

9:00 am – 10:00 am

Megan Smith, Entrepreneur, Vice President, Google[X]

KEYNOTE: “21st Century Learning: Network, Talent, Innovation, and Empowered Collaboration”

10:00 am – 11:30 am

PANEL: MOOCs & Online Education

Moderated by: Ed Dieterle, Senior Program Officer for Research, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Panelists: Nick Martin, President, TechChange; Jessica Mislevy, Research Social Scientist, Center for Technology in Learning, SRI International; Shanna Smith-Jaggars, Assistant Director, Community College Research Center, Columbia University

11:30 am – 11:40 am


11:40 am – 1:00 pm

PANEL: Portable Technologies & Mobile Computing

Moderated by: Bob Hirshon, Program Director, Technology and Learning, American Association for the Advancement of Science

Panelists: Yacob Astatke, Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies - Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Morgan State University; Pablo Destefanis, Senior Director for IT, Counterpart International; Matthew Kam, Senior Technology Strategist for Education at American Institutes for research; Wayan Vota, Communications Manager, Development Gateway

1:10 pm – 2:10 pm

Working Lunch & Technology Demonstrations

2:10 pm – 3:40 pm

PANEL: Gamification

Moderated by: Mark DeLoura, Senior Advisor for Digital Media, Office of Science and Technology Policy

Panelists: Jason Leigh, Director, Electronic Visualization Laboratory, University of Illinois, Chicago; Julius Su, Creator, SKIES Mobile App; Diane Tucker, Director, Serious Games Initiative, Wilson Center

3:40 pm – 3:50 pm


3:50 pm – 5:05 pm

PANEL: Maker Culture

Moderated by: Paloma Garcia-Lopez, Executive Director, Maker Education Initiative

Panelists: Kipp Bradford, KippWorks; Amy Hurst, Assistant Professor of Human-Computer Interaction, University of Maryland, Baltimore County; Kathryn Nash, Sr. Manager, Educational Affairs, Cognizant Technology Solutions; Aaron Vanderwerff, Teacher, Lighthouse Community Charter School

5:05 pm – 5:50 pm

Ed Dieterle, Senior Program Office for Research, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

PLENARY: “Federal Initiatives to Broaden Access and Participation in STEM Through Technology”

5:45 pm – 6:00 pm

Closing Remarks

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Networking Reception

* Founded in 2012, the MOOCs and Disruptive Technologies in Education (MaDTECHEd) interest group within the AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships program, has been established to enable discussions about MOOCs and other disruptive technologies in education within science policy circles.

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