Presentation on theme: "Founded in 1978, BHEF leaders work together to advance solutions to our nations most significant educational challenges to enhance U.S. competitiveness."— Presentation transcript:
Founded in 1978, BHEF leaders work together to advance solutions to our nations most significant educational challenges to enhance U.S. competitiveness Diverse Membership Fortune 500 CEOs and senior executives University presidents Select government and foundation leaders Long History of Member-Led Initiatives Business-university research collaboration Diversity College readiness, access and success STEM/PSMs Workforce
Why do students leave STEM? According to the Presidents Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, principal reasons for students dropping out of STEM include: –Lack of adequate K-12 STEM preparation –Dull introductory courses –Few opportunities to do science or engineering (e.g., research) –Emphasis on rote memorization, not discovery –STEM as a filter, not a pump, for talent –Few role models for women and URMs
Complementary Strategies Regional Strategy: Engage BHEF business and higher education partners in innovative regional projects that deploy best practices in different fields (e.g., engineering, cybersecurity, chemistry) and respond to workforce needs National Strategy: Creation and deployment of a national STEM higher education collaboration with industry associations (BISEC, AIA, TechNet) and higher education associations (AAU, APLU, ASEE) to align goals, share learning, and partner on regional projects STEM Modeling: Systems dynamics modeling to show the impact of STEM interventions at scale
BHEF-University System of Maryland Regional Cybersecurity Project Supported by a three-year Sloan Foundation grant Focus is on scaling undergraduate cybersecurity throughout the USM, with ACES as a platform Institutions to include Bowie State University; Towson University; University of Maryland Baltimore County; University of Maryland College Park Engagement with community colleges and K-12 (Cyberpatriot) Piloting interventions to strengthen and diversify cyber workforce Backmap existing cyber PSM into undergraduate level
University of Maryland Baltimore County Cybersecurity PSM Course Listing CYBR 620 : Introduction to Cybersecurity CYBR 622 : Global Cyber Capabilities and Trends CYBR 623: Cybersecurity Law and Policy CYBR 631: Applied Digital Forensics CYBR 691: Special Topics in Cybersecurity CMPE 685: Principles of Communications Networks CMSC 644: Information Assurance CMSC 652: Cryptography and Data Security CMSC 687: Introduction to Network Security ENMG 650: Project Management Fundamentals ENMG 652: Management, Leadership, and Communication ENMG 654: Leading Teams and Organizations ENMG 656: Engineering Law and Ethics ENMG 658: Financial Management for Non-Financial Professionals ENMG 659: Strategic Management ENMG 672: Decision and Risk Analysis
Key PSM Learning for Undergraduate Curriculum Development Engage external partners early and often Build on existing courses, but plan to refine and adapt Listen to students, faculty, and employers; set up opportunities for feedback Focus on cognitive skills as well as content Create high-impact co- and extra- curricular student opportunities, such as credit-bearing internships, mentoring, cohort learning
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