2018 Innovation Lab Events 


March 3, 2020
Hosted by BP

Houston, TX

Postsecondary degrees are critical in STEM talent, yet not enough students pursue and persist in STEM degree programs to meet employer demand. Employers also see a mismatch between student preparation and key skills needed for on-the-job success. This Lab explores best practices that support students on STEM postsecondary pathways, focusing on areas of partnership with employers to prepare students for STEM careers.

Innovation Lab Benefits

STEMconnector Innovation Labs explore specific components of the STEM talent gaps and, through facilitated roundtable discussions, surface possible solutions. Benefits of Labs include opportunities to: 

  • Share perspectives in focused, relevant, and structured meetings informed by STEMconnector’s proprietary research and data, 
  • Connect with leaders from across sectors and geographies, and 
  • Contribute ideas to create strategies and actionable resources to be shared across the STEMconnector network and the broader STEM community. 

Participants of the Lab Have Included:

  • Austin Community College 
  • Battelle 
  • BP 
  • Chevron 
  • Cognizant 
  • Des Moines Area Community College
  • DLR Group 
  • Florida International University
  • Howard University
  • IBM 
  • Olin College of Engineering 
  • PepsiCo 
  • Rutgers University 
  • University of Maryland Baltimore County