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Friday, February 27 • 11:15am - 12:30pm
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Last year a business panel explored “STEM and the Workforce” with feedback that the information and conversations were highly valuable. One of the questions that came out of it was: “How do we create math problems typically found in industry for our students?”

In response, representatives from some of New Mexico's leading organizations are bringing you real business issues with mathematical components. Moderated by KDSL’s Kevin Simpson who will offer protocols to support you in crafting these lessons as a basis for a math story project in your classroom.

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Kevin Simpson

Managing Director, KDSL
KDSL is a global educational consulting company launched by Kevin Simpson in 2007 in the USA and in 2013 in Dubai. We partner with organizations worldwide to increase student achievement, teacher knowledge, and education leadership. Simpson has served 400+ schools and thousands of educators worldwide in 20 countries. The majority of his work in education has centered on American curriculum schools. He has served as a math coach for 30 schools... Read More →

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Imelda DeLaRue

Optical Engineer, Air Force Research Laboratory
Dr. Imelda Atencio De La Rue has been employed as an Optical Engineer at the Directed Energy Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Kirtland Air Force Base, NM, since 1987.  She starting out as a programmer in the area of passive speckle imaging techniques applied to high resolution images of space objects.  She worked at the Starfire Optical Range, the world class research facility in adaptive optics, from 1994 to 2013... Read More →
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Ron Eppes

New Mexico Community Engagement Manager, Intel
Ron Eppes is the Intel NM Community Engagement Manager. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from Oklahoma Christian University and a Master’s Degree in Information Systems from Friends University despite struggling in 2nd grade math class. He was an Automation Engineer at Intel for 12 years before changing to Corporate Affairs. Ron holds leadership roles at several nonprofit organizations. He has been married to his wife... Read More →
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Kurt Steinhaus

Director of Community Programs, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Dr. Kurt Steinhaus currently serves as Director of Community Programs at Los Alamos National Laboratory. His work is focused on education, economic development, and community giving. Most recently, Kurt has served as education policy advisor for Governor Bill Richardson and subsequently was asked to serve as Deputy Cabinet Secretary of Education. He has a Masters degree in music and a second Masters in computer science. His Doctorate is in... Read More →

Friday February 27, 2015 11:15am - 12:30pm
Sweeney D Santa Fe Community Convention Center