The Capitol Hill InterSociety STEM Event and Poster Session, Washington, DC, 2010





Date of the event: 13 April 2010, 5:30- 7pm

Event Goal: The Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Joint Societies Capitol Hill Reception is a forum to learn about current events in STEM and STEM policy, plus network with members in other societies in the greater Washington DC area. This is an exciting
opportunity to witness current STEM events as they unfold.

Next ASA National meeting is in Baltimore, MD, April 19-23, 2010
Location: 2325 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
Sponsoring organizations: Washington DC sections of Acoustical Society of America, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Audio Engineering Society, Society of Automotive Engineers, Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, and Women in Aerospace, Optical Society of America.
Congressional Introduction: The Honorable Suzanne Kosmas (Representative of Florida) is expected to introduce our guest speaker.
Speaker: Professor Annalisa Weigel of MIT, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics  
Topic: Engineering students, their motivations, and job aspirations:
How can we grow and retain the next generation of our engineering workforce?
Poster Session Format: The poster session will occur before and after the meeting. The
societies will provide posters of past or upcoming events they organize, support or sponsor to
support national STEM goals. Attendees will have an excellent opportunity to network with likeminded
professionals from a large cross section of the professional community.
Cost: The event is free. Since the attendence is limited to the room capacity, you have to register with Michele McMurrer at  
Schedule: 5:30 PM Poster session
- 5:40 PM Opening statement
- 5:45 PM Congressional introduction
- 6:00 PM Speaker Annalisa Weigel
- 6:30 PM Questions and answers
- 6:45 PM Poster session and networking.
Food: Light refreshment will be provided.  
Speaker Bio: Dr. Annalisa Weigel is the Charles Stark Draper Career Development Assistant Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Engineering Systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her research interests include innovation and change dynamics in the aerospace industry, value-centric modeling and analysis techniques, and aerospace workforce and education issues. She is the Principal Investigator for the Survey of Aerospace Student Attitudes, a data-driven national investigation into the educational motivations and career aspirations of undergraduate aerospace engineering students. She is an Associate Fellow of the AIAA, chairs the AIAA Public Policy Subcommittee on Workforce and Education, and is a member of the IAF Global Space Workforce Development Committee. Dr. Weigel is also a member of the IEEE and a former Board Member of WIA (Women in Aerospace).  
Questions: Contact— Natalia Sizov []