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August 11-14, 2014
17th Annual Space & Missile Defense Symposium
Space and Missile Defense: Foundational to US Strategy Today and In The Future

Congressman Mike Rogers (MI-08) confirmed as keynote speaker for Wednesday evening dinner. - See confirmed Keynote Speakers under 2014 Agenda tab. - Register online now for the 2014 SMD Symposium!

2013 STEM Education Forum

Thanks to all who supported the inaugural STEM Education Forum.   Please see below for links to panelists’ presentations.

1330-1515 Panel: Guest panelists representing national, state and local education leaders addresed the current state of education and identified where we need to be to develop a highly qualified STEM workforce.

Panelists included:

Mr. Ed Swallow – National Defense and Industrial Association, STEM Division Chair  

Ms. Mary Scott Hunter – Alabama Department of Education State School Board, Representative District 08

Dr. Casey Wardynski  - Huntsville City Schools, Superintendent


1545-1700 Panel: Building upon the first panel, guest panelists identified and discuseds ways to maximize resources to lead the nation in STEM education.

Panelists included:

Ms. Becky Vansant – Alabama PTA, President  

Ms. Susan Moon – Grissom High School, Assistant Principal

Ms. Gayla Turner McMichael – AMRDEC STEM Education and Outreach Office, Manager

  • click here for more information about AMRDEC STEM Education and Outreach
  • Click here for Ms. McMichael’s presentation