Harmonizing the development of talent with the validated needs of industry and startups is a key DESCA focus area. To support the economy of the future, we must ensure that today's STEM talent possesses the intra- and entrepreneurial skills needed by the industries of tomorrow.
Geared to the post graduate and PhD student population, DESCA offers webinars (virtual and live) to introduce students to industry leaders who discuss industry micro- and macro- trends, industry innovation strategies, and applying research to careers in innovation, industry and intrapreneurship. Past speakers, topics and companies include:
In partnership with FAME, Inc., DESCA launched the inaugural Catalyzing Change: From Curriculum to Career STEM Talent Forum in 2021. This virtual forum brings together students of all ages, educators, and industry to showcase the mid-Atlantic region’s STEM opportunities and resources, and to discuss current and future talent skills and needs.
This full day event is packed with content including keynote speakers, panel discussions, and opportunities to connect with the innovative companies that are creating job opportunities in the region. Among the more than 50 speakers for the 2021 Conference: