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Tuesday, March 24 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
K-12: Opportunities, Challenges, Lessons learned

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This panel will highlight the lessons learned and best practices on energy education from universities, k-12 educators, and students. (A 40-minute discussion with 20 minutes for Q&A)

Moderator
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Christine Richards

Sr. Research Advisor, Zpryme
H. Christine Richards is a researcher whose expertise includes the use of smart technologies in the utility industry and communities. Christine is currently a senior research advisor for Zpryme, and adjunct faculty with the University of Denver. | | Prior to these roles, Christine worked at Energy Central as a research director for the Utility Analytics Institute, vice president of the company’s Intelligent Utility division, and the... Read More →

Speakers
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Becky Carter

Phase I Director, ATX STEM Park
Becky Carter is an Adjunct Mathematics Professor at Austin Community College. I am the Phase I Director of ATX STEM Park. I was the curriculum writer for SkillPoint Alliance's K-12 Power Puzzle program, and passionately involved in STEM activities and curriculum K-12
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Leah Grossman

Velocity Program Lead, Skillpoint Alliance
Leah specializes in bridging the gap between high school youth and STEM industry. At Skillpoint Alliance, she is responsible for overseeing the delivery of Skillpoint’s Velocity programs both during school and during the summer. Additionally she enthusiastically supports other programs relating to green technology and renewable energy. Prior to joining Skillpoint Alliance, Leah graduated from college and enjoyed traveling cross-country by... Read More →
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Savita Raj

Executive Director, Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering
Savita Raj has a master’s degree in computer engineering from the University of South Carolina. She has more than 10 years of experience working with youth focused non-profits. Currently she serves as the executive director for the Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering.
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Gilbert Zavala

VP of Education and Talent Development, Austin Chamber of Commerce
Gilbert Zavala, is Vice President of Education and Talent Development at the Austin Chamber of Commerce. He oversees and coordinates school district and higher education partnerships supporting the Chamber’s college readiness, financial aid, and direct-to-college enrollment strategies across 15 school districts in Central Texas. Prior to joining the Chamber, Gilbert managed college persistence and completion programming for College... Read More →


Tuesday March 24, 2015 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Level M2 | 202 AT&T Conference Center