Education, Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Nov 19 at Bridgeworks


In its landmark study on boosting Pennsylvania’s economic competitiveness (Back to Prosperity), the Brookings Institution highlighted the importance of providing educational opportunities that lay the groundwork for innovation and entrepreneurship. Creating a culture of entrepreneurship is key to helping revitalize older core communities in the Lehigh Valley and across Pennsylvania. Further, creating an economic culture in which new ideas and firms can flourish would help Pennsylvania reverse the “brain drain” that sees many younger, educated workers leave the state.

For RenewLV’s next brown-bag session, we’re pleased to be partnering with the Allentown Economic Development Corporation to hold a panel discussion on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and its importance for cultivating innovation, entrepreneurship and a vibrant regional economy. The expert panel includes:

Steve Melnick, Vice President of Entrepreneurial Development, Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation
Kelly Rosario, STEM Director, Allentown School District
Troy Thrash, Executive Director and CEO, DaVinci Science Center
Todd Watkins, Director, Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity & Innovation, Lehigh University

This session will feature brief presentations from each of the panelists, followed by time for Q&A and discussion.

Please join us on Friday, November 19, from 12:00 to 1:30pm at AEDC’s Bridgeworks Enterprise Center, 905 Harrison Street in Allentown. Please note that a light lunch will be provided, thanks to support provided by the Enterprise Zone Program of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.

I hope to see you on the 19th at Bridgeworks. If you plan to attend, please RSVP by emailing sbliss@renewlv.org or calling 484-893-1060.

Posted on November 5, 2010, in Education, Entrepreneurship, Events, Regions, Urbanism. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I would like to attend the discussion on Nov. 19th at noon. I am Director of Educational Outreach at the Center for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology at Lehigh U and Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology at Kutztown.

    Also, please be aware that your email link at the bottom of your original email (for the RSVP) needs repair.

  2. So sorry I couldn’t make the luncheon after all. Please keep me informed of future events.

    Thank you,
    Andrea Harmer

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