About MAGNET: For more than 30 years, MAGNET: The Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network has championed northeast Ohio manufacturing, helping small manufacturers grow throughout the region. MAGNET offers a wide range of hands‐on consulting services to manufacturers as part of the national NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) and Ohio MEP. These services, which include product and process development, workforce initiatives, and lean/operations consulting, help companies by improving top‐line revenue and job retention, as well as driving manufacturing and economic development in northeas ... (continued)
Dr. Karp joined MAGNET in December 2013 as Vice President of Client Services and Marketing. Since being named President and CEO of MAGNET in March 2015, Karp has brought his wide range of experiences to drive business growth and economic prosperity in Northeast Ohio through innovation. He has built an array of services and partnerships to provide opportunities, resources, and knowledge necessary for local companies to expand through product development, new processes for manufacturing, and taking advantage of new markets.
Prior to joining MAGNET, Karp served Fortune 500 companies as an engagem ... (continued)
There have been numerous advances in our understanding of the nature of learning and knowing in multiple disciplinary areas. Unfortunately, relatively little of that knowledge has been systematically applied to the work of teaching, learning, and assessment in either K-12 or post-secondary educational environments. But going from research to practice is not a simple matter and it requires a process of translation through design that is complex and time-consuming. This presentation will focus on a design-based approach to the integration of teaching, learning, and assessment drawing upon ideas and p ... (continued)
James W. Pellegrino is Liberal Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor and Distinguished Professor of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He also serves as Co-director of UIC’s interdisciplinary Learning Sciences Research Institute. Dr. Pellegrino's research and development interests focus on children's and adult's thinking and learning and the implications of cognitive research and theory for assessment and instructional practice. Much of his current work is focused on analyses of complex learning and instructional environments, including those incorporating powerful ... (continued)
The disparity between public and private K-12 education is growing and jeopardizes the quality of our nation’s workforce and our country’s ability to remain globally competitive. P-12 public education provides students between the ages of 3 and 18 years with the knowledge and skills necessary for post-secondary education, life-long learning, and careers. Our country is faced with a shortage of engineering and technology workers due to the high dropout rates and the lack of funding and interest in pre-engineering in public schools, particularly at under-resourced, minority-serving schools. Dr. Willi ... (continued)
Dr. Andrew B. Williams is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Director of the Humanoid Engineering & Intelligent Robotics (HEIR) Lab at Marquette University. He served as the John P. Raynor, S.J., Distinguished Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Marquette University from 2012-2016 and was the first Senior Engineering Diversity Manager at Apple, Inc.
At Marquette, he created and now leads the NSF National Robotics Initiative funded Co-Robots for CompuGirls program collaboratively with Arizona State University's School of Social Transf ... (continued)