STEM PATH Aviation Forum

Garrett A. Morgan Technology and Transportation Education Program Grant


“Be the Pilot in Command of your STEM Career Path”

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Location: Delaware Valley Regional High School
19 Senator Stout Road
Frenchtown, NJ 08825

Date: September 17, 2011

Time: 1PM – 4PM
(attendees are asked to arrive 10-15 minutes prior for check-in)

RSVP required

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This event is more than a Career Day, more than looking at college recruitment brochures, more than sales pitches from schools. It is a chance to gain information from different perspectives about careers in aviation and STEM. We are not looking to grow pilots but to expose students to careers in the field of aviation that go beyond being a pilot, an air traffic controller, or mechanic. This is the process of taking a career and looking at it through the lens of aviation.

Included in the forum are different types of schools, parents of students who are currently in colleges, lessons learned from current professionals, and what corporations are looking for in future employees. This is your chance to speak with professionals about the fields of aviation, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and ask questions to help make the best decisions you can for you or your child’s career. Join us for panel discussions and one-on-one opportunities to speak with parents, STEM/Aviation professionals, college and corporate representatives.

Whether you are a parent or a student, of any age/grade, looking to discover more information about STEM and Aviation careers, everyone is encouraged to attend.

STEM Path Aviation Forum Schedule:

1:00 – 1:10 Introduction
1:10 – 1:35 Panel #1
1:35 – 2:00 Panel #2
2:00 – 2:25 Panel #3
2:25 – 2:50 Panel #4
2:50 – 2:55 Instructions for Breakout Sessions
2:55 – 3:00 Coffee Break
3:00 – 3:25 Breakout Sessions
3:25 – 3:55 Take Flight Solution DVD
3:55 – 4:00 Closing Remarks

Four panels will take place on the following topics:

1. What different types of schools offer for these fields of education

2. The Parents Prospective: The various paths that parents and their children have taken

3. Lessons learned from current professionals and how they achieved their goals

4. What corporations are looking for in future employees


Panel discussions and one-on-one talking opportunities at this point in timeinclude the following:

Parents of current students
Steve and Kim Gott and son Tucker (North Hunterdon High School)
Pat and Mike Gower and son Bobby (Lehigh Engineering)
Maria and Hugh Prentice and son Brian (Penn State – Navy ROTC)
Loren and Dave Schuette and daughter Blake (Auburn University)

Educational Institutions

County College of Morris
Raritan Valley Community College
Lafayette University
University of North Dakota
Vaughn College
Auburn University
Rutgers University
Bryn Mawr College

Current Professionals
Steve Bosshard (UPS)
Tim Dale (Pratt & Whitney)
Barbara A. Nemcheck (Burns & McDonnell)
Xiao-yu Song (Johnson & Johnson – Ethicon)
Bart Cocchiola (Continental Airline)
Marian Westley (NOAA/Princeton University)

Corporations and Agencies

Adam Greco (FAA)
Andrew S. Hahn (NASA)
Kathleen Pruss (FedEx)
Torkel Tellefsen (MAN Diesel)
Forbes & Wilburn (US Navy Nuclear Power Program)
Dan Williams (Walmart)