The IEEE Dayton Section invites you to our Fall Invited Speaker presentation.
Pizza and soda will be served prior to the talk, so please RSVP by November 12 here: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/29829 or to firstname.lastname@example.org (Name, IEEE Member?, # attending). Both IEEE members, non-members and guests are welcome.
DATE: Thursday, November 13, 2014
TIME: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Tec^Edge 5000 Springfield St #100, Dayton, OH 45431
6:00-7:00 pm Social hour and Professional Networking (Refreshments provided for those who Register)
7:00-7:15 pm Introductions and Formal Welcome (Dr. Ewing)
7:15-8:00 pm Keynote (Dr. Barlow)
“Bridging the Gap – Addressing Aerospace and Defense Workforce Development in Ohio”
Aerospace and defense companies represent one of Ohio’s largest employers with more than 100,000 skilled full-time Ohioans in more than 1,200 companies. For this sector, the key to high-paying technology jobs of the future is STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education. The National Math and Science Initiative, citing evidence from the US Department of Commerce, states that STEM job creation will outpace non-STEM jobs 17% to 9.8% over the next ten years. The Dayton Region has averaged about 3,000 degrees in STEM fields per year and an additional 300+ certificates. It has been estimated that there will be 111,446 STEM jobs in the Dayton Region by 2024. That is a growth of 13,538 jobs from 2014, and a growth rate of 14%. Ohio is making a concerted effort to address the aerospace and defense workforce needs through multiple statewide programs that bring together the industry with educational institutions across the state. This talk will discuss those programs and the way forward for the state of Ohio to continue to build upon our national aerospace and defense prominence. The presentation will explicitly address the role of the Aerospace Professional Development Center at Wright State and recent announcements such as Wright State Applied Research Corp.’s management agreement with the Advanced Technical Intelligence Center for Human Capital Development (ATIC). ATIC provides classified intelligence training in areas such as cyber security, counterterrorism and understanding intelligence documents and serves the defense, intelligence and law enforcement sectors.
Cassie B. Barlow is currently the Executive Director of the Wright State University Aerospace Professional Development Center and the Advanced Technical Intelligence Center. Both of these organizational are laser focused on Workforce Development needs across Ohio primarily in the Aerospace and Defense industry. Dr Barlow was the 88th Air Base Wing and Installation Commander, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. She was in command of one of the largest air base wings in the Air Force with more than 5,000 Air Force military, civilian, and contractor employees. The wing provided support and services to one of the largest, most diverse, and most organizationally complex bases in the Air Force including a major acquisition center, research and development laboratories, a major command headquarters, an airlift wing, and the world’s largest military air museum. The base is home to more than 27,000 employees and is the largest single site employer in the state of Ohio.