Wed, Apr. 26, 2017
10 am - 12 pm
(GMT-05:00) America/Chicago


James A. Baker III Hall

A country’s economic growth in the 21st century is very much a function of its ability to both generate ideas and translate them into innovative products and services. Knowledge of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) plays a key role in fostering the innovation and entrepreneurship that are so crucial for a nation’s long-term economic development.

Rice University's Baker Institute, together with the MIT Enterprise Forum of Texas and Texas A&M University, co-hosted an international panel on innovation in education. The panelists are all educators who have been involved in programs and initiatives to strengthen STEM education within their respective institutions, communities and countries.

Join the conversation online with #BakerSTEM.



Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, 60x30TX plan

Girls of Energy





George W.S. Abbey
Senior Fellow in Space Policy, Baker Institute


Heather Domjan, Ed.D.
Interim Executive Director, STEM Center, University of Houston

Bonnie J. Dunbar, Ph.D.
Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Director of the Institute for Engineering Education and Innovation, Texas A&M University

The Honorable Rubén Hinojosa*
Former U.S. Representative, 15th Congressional District

Sir James McDonald, Ph.D.*
Principal and Vice-Chancellor, University of Strathclyde

Diana Natalicio, Ph.D.*
President, The University of Texas at El Paso

The Honorable Rod Paige
Former U.S. Secretary of Education

Richard Tapia, Ph.D.
University Professor and Director of the Richard Tapia Center for Excellence and Equity, Rice University

*Joining via video conference 

Moderated by

Neal F. Lane, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow in Science and Technology Policy, Baker Institute



Wed, Apr. 26, 2017
10 am - 12 pm
(GMT-05:00) America/Chicago


James A. Baker III Hall