For immediate release

Boston, Massachusetts, November 6, 2009

DOME Foundation Fall Symposium was held on Friday, November 6, 2009 at Raytheon Corporation in Woburn, Massachusetts.

The Symposium was sponsored by Raytheon Corporation and co-sponsored by Metro North Regional Employment Board and Metro South/West Regional Employment Board.

Over 100 people participated in the recent DOME Fall Symposium. Participants included K-12 administrators; K-12 teachers; engineering and technology industry professionals; representatives from STEM professional organizations; workforce development professionals, representatives from government agencies and non-profit organizations in the Boston metropolitan area; faculty and students from MIT, Simmons College, UMass Amherst, Franklin Olin College of Engineering, Bunker Hill Community College and Mass Bay Community College.

A welcome address was delivered by Lisa Aucoin, the Director of Mobile Maritime Sensor WIN Initiative for Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS). She was introduced by Larisa Schelkin, CEO, President and Co-Founding Director, DOME Foundation.

A keynote speech was given by Dean Hastings, Undergraduate Education, MIT. Dean Hastings was introduced by Lisa Aucoin.

The Symposium included a panel discussion with the following panelists (see panelist’s brief bio below):

Panelists have discussed/provided:

All participants were also provided with:

The Symposium program included 4 moderated break-out groups. The reporting out session was moderated by Norean R. Sharpe, Dean, Undergraduate Program, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University; DOME Foundation, Co-Founding Director & Treasurer, and reported by Isa Zimmerman (IKZ Advisors), Lisa Zagura (SWE), Sharon Caulfield (Bunker Hill Community College & DOME Foundation Board), Dr. Haughton (Bentley University & DOME Foundation Board). Please, find reports from a break-out sessions below.

The closing remarks were given by Larisa Schelkin, Co-founder, CEO & President, DOME Foundation.

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The Diversity and Outreach in Math and Engineering (DOME) Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that was founded and incorporated in Massachusetts in 2007. The DOME Foundation mission is: To broaden awareness of and to increase participation in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines by underrepresented populations to meet the needs of a globally competitive workforce.

For more information, contact Larisa Schelkin.

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