October 27, 2017 | Housatonic Community College | Bridgeport, CT
"STEAM disciplines are essential to the new economy." — Harvey White, STEAM 2010
For 50 years, Housatonic Community College (HCC) has been providing an educated workforce to Connecticut’s business, health care, and manufacturing communities, offering over 40 associate degrees and certificate programs to its 6,000 students. Located in Bridgeport since 1971, Housatonic will celebrate its first half century with the opening of a new 47,000 sq. ft. Student Services Support Center, plus transformative renovations to Lafayette Hall, all designed to reinforce its commitment to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math), disciplines that are key to its continuing importance to the local community.
Join a panel of civic, industry, and academic leaders who will relate Housatonic’s success in creating a collaborative, technology-rich, and innovative curriculum to empower a thriving workforce. Engage with faculty and students who will demonstrate STEAM strategies for teaching the critical thinking, technical skills, and creativity necessary for the new innovation economy.
Participate in interactive demonstrations in the labs where students learn hands-on skills that fuse engineering with creative design in manufacturing. Learn how HCC’s extensive art collection supports creative thinking and complements its integrated curriculum. Tour the new classrooms, laboratories, library, and support spaces, which will change the lives of its students and reinvigorate the manufacturing economy of Connecticut for years to come.
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Identify key stakeholders and assemble coalitions of civic and business partners to successfully implement programs of industry and education collaborations benefiting the local community.
Explain why 21st century manufacturing requires a technically adept workforce and how community colleges are stepping in to meet that need.
Evaluate how your current efforts to serve STEM and STEAM students compare with peer institutions and best practices.
Explain how HCC uses its art collection and other materials to demonstrate how closely the artistic process matches the scientific process of discovery.
AIA LU 5.25 units (SCUPN17M101)
Vice President for Facilities,
Real Estate & Infrastructure Planning
Connecticut State Colleges and Universities
Assistant Director, Construction Services
Capitol Region Education Council