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STEM Forum

November 7, 2015


While Believe In Ohio has many parts, we invite teachers, students, and parents to attend our Fall 2015 SW Ohio STEM Commercialization and Entrepreneurship Forum on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at Wright State University.

  • Students will participate in an extraordinary program that will open their eyes to the future, inspire them to "think outside the box," and allow them to interact with an impressive group of entrepreneurial STEM and venture development thought leaders who are creating Ohio's future.
  • The Forum will run from 9:30 AM to 2:45 PM. (You may begin check-in as early as 8:30 AM.) A $150 transportation subsidy is available on a first come, first served basis for schools with 10 or more students who attend.

Download a complete agenda, list of speakers and their bios here


Fall 2015 Southwest Ohio STEM Commercialization & Entrepreneurship Forum

Wright State University – Saturday, November 7, 2015


We will be highlighting different speakers until the event on November 7, but for a complete list, download the complete schedule

Dr. Rob Williams

Dr. Rob Williams

Dr. Rob Williams will speak about the Wright Brothers Institute/Air Force Research Labs Discovery Lab program Dr. Rob Williams is with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) headquartered at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, OH and the Research Director for the AFRL Discovery Lab. As the director, he oversees a year round research internship program, Year-at-the-Edge (YATE), with a summer component called Summer-at-the-Edge (SATE) that averages over 100 students. The mission of Discovery Lab is "... accelerating today's technology innovations while growing tomorrow's technology innovators...". The focus is primarily 1st / 2nd year undergraduates to grow our future graduate students but opportunities are also extended to graduating high school seniors to give them early hands-on research experience. Dr. Williams is also the architect of the Deep Horizons virtual research & STEM campus which is designed to extend hands-on research opportunities from the current 100 students to a goal in 2015 of 1,000 students through the collaborative capabilities of Deep Horizons virtual reality avatar technology. Prior to his current position, he was technical advisor for an advanced research branch within AFRL Sensors Directorate's, a senior intelligence analyst at the National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC), a graduate engineering professor at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), and a DARPA Program Manager specializing in "micro-drones". In 2013, he received the national Engineer of the Year award from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).

Registration is now open for the STEM Forum that will be held on November 7th at Wright State University


Registration can be completed online at: https://fs19.formsite.com/targetmar/form16/index.html

Click the map below to calculate directions to Wright State University - Oelman Hall -3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Dayton, OH 45435 USA


Watch a recap video from the 2014 forum