2018 Innovation Lab Events


September 27, 2020
Hosted by TGR Foundation 
Anaheim, CA 

The K-12 years are critical in establishing the fundamental knowledge and skills required to pursue STEM postsecondary education and careers, as well as sparking interest and excitement in STEM fields. This Lab explores best practices that enhance outcomes and remove barriers to success for students across all settings, both in the classroom and outside of school.

 Cross-sector, cradle-to-career efforts are designed to create opportunities for students to gain and sustain interest in STEM careers and fluency in STEM skills, helping to plug some of the holes in the leaky STEM talent pipeline. For employers, these efforts can amplify the impact of their work around STEM talent development in target geographies. 

Innovation Lab Objectives

Participants will hear from subject matter experts, discuss topical research and data from STEMconnector and the field, and engage in hands-on activities. The Lab will enable participants to enrich their own understanding of the issues and develop a framework for supporting cradle to career efforts in their own regions.

The Lab will connect non-profit, industry, and education leaders interested in learning from one another and focus on better aligning cradle to career efforts with STEM talent development. Participants of the Lab will gain:

  • Strategic positioning as a STEM thought leader by sharing their own successes and challenges faced with participating in cradle to career initiatives
  • Best practices for employers interested in engaging with such initiatives
  • Connections to other leading executives in the field to whom they can turn for future collaboration

Previous Innovation Lab Participants

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of America
  • Citizen Schools
  • CME Group
  • Covestro
  • Discovery Education
  • DLR Group
  • IEEE
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co
  • Klutz
  • MIND Research Institute
  • Museum of Science
  • The New York Academy of Sciences
  • Overdeck Family Foundation
  • Pitney Bowes
  • Regeneron
  • Rocketship Public Schools
  • Smithsonian
  • SRI International
  • STEM Next
  • Tata Consultancy Services
  • Tiger Woods Foundation
  • United Technologies
  • USA Science & Engineering Festival
  • Verizon
  • Walmart