Spring 2015 Innovation Series 
Spring 2015 Innovation Speaker Series 
Featuring SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING and MATHEMATICS (STEM) industry experts, leaders, ENTREPRENEURS and innovators to inspire interest, imagination and exploration of options


9:30 am - 10:30 am


Darby Hobbs

Social Innovation - a holistic view of the 'new normal:'  There’s a disruption occurring in today’s marketplace. A new sense of community is being formed, not only through social media venues, but also through beliefs and value structure changes. Today’s ‘citizen’ is aligning interests and passions to daily life choices. His or her engagement is then on a different level than what we’ve seen before, not only with brands, and expectations from these products and services, but also with the corporations that stand behind them. The impact is large.

STEM Journey:
Ocean Discovery 

12:00 - 4:00 pm


STEM Journey: Ocean Discovery

 Dave Gallo - WHOI

Tobey CurtisTobey Curtis

STEM Journey – Ocean DiscoveryMarch 28, 2015 – Noon to 4PM – Cape Cod Community College

Cape Cod & Islands Council, Boy Scouts of America in collaboration with Cape Cod Community College, the Cape Cod Regional STEM Network and the Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society & PID Analyzers. LLC, will be hosting the Second Annual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Journey event at Cape Cod Community College on March 28, 2015 from noon to 4PM.

The theme this year is Ocean Discovery: Great White Sharks to Deep Ocean Exploration. The program will feature keynote presentations by Dr. David Gallo – Director of Special Projects at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Tobey Curtis, Shark researcher and fisheries manager NOAA Fisheries Service.

Numerous other organizations including the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies, the National Marine Life Center in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, Greenbrier Nature Center, Cambridge Science Festival’s Science in the Streets, Suffolk University, the American Chemical Society, OceansWide from Maine, Lewis Bay Research Center, SeaBotix and NOAA Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary will be participating. Specific activities will include a science café with interactive demonstrations including a sonar-matching marine archeology activity presented by NOAA Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, Lego WeDoBuild, Squishy Circuits and Roominate Doll House as well as presentations from science, technology and engineering professionals about their career paths for students in high school. There will be several merit badge opportunities for Boy and Girl Scouts including Chemistry and Oceanography in the morning session.

The event is open to the public and will be specifically marketed to students Cape-wide in grades K-12 as well as to Boy and Girl Scouts on the Cape and Islands and Southeastern Mass. Our award-winning 2014 STEM Journey had over 750 attendees and this year’s program is likely to attract around 1000. You can read more about last year’s event at: http://www.nesacs.org/pub_nucleus/2014/Dec14.pdf.

You are invited to be part of this program. There is no cost to exhibitors, presenters or participants.There is space available in the science café and for presenters who would like to share their career experiences with high school students. This will be a great opportunity to share information about your business or organization with potential employees or members!

Sponsorships from educational, technology, engineering and community organizations are also needed.

This is an excellent opportunity to support educational excellence on Cape Cod and the Islands.

Contact info:

C. Eben Franks – Boy Scout STEM Committee Chair – efranks@capecod.net

Michael Riley – Cape Cod and Islands Council - Scout Executive - michael.riley@scouting.org

Dr. Jack Driscoll - NESACS PR Chair - pidguy@aol.com

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1:00 - 1:45 pm

Dr. Michael West

Director of Astronomy  Maria Mitchell Association

STEM Career Day

STEM Career Day

Co-sponsored by the Cape Cod Regional STEM Network Students will have the opportunity to interact with professionals in a variety of STEM careers in small groups.

 Events take place in the Lorusso Technology Building Solarium (2nd floor) unless otherwise noted. For more information on STEM related events, check the Cape Cod Regional STEM Network website.

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Prior Speaker Series Events 

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    2013 - 2014 Speakers Bob Egan, David Churbuck, Robyn Hannigan and Stephen Crosby

Jin Joo Lee Lego Build 

Jin Joo Lee of MIT Media Lab assists students build robots with Scratch

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Scott Smith of Opflex Solutions demonstrates the effectiveness of his material

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Ocean Spray Principle Food Scientist, Kristen Girard, discusses ingredient technology

Spring 2013 Series Videos