Johns Hopkins University (Applied Physics Laboratory), Laurel, Maryland,
11 March 2023, 8:30am EST

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Saturday, March 11, 2023 (All timings are EST)

Registration and Coffee:  8:30  -  9:00
Introduction:  9:00  -  9:15
Keynote: Joseph McGettigan:  9:15  - 10:00
Coffee Break:  10:00 - 10:10
Keynote: Rosalyn Hobson Hargraves:  10:10  - 10:55
Keynote: Dwight Carr:  10:55  - 11:40
Poster Session // Lunch Break:  11:40  - 13:10
Workshop (90 min) //Parallel Sessions:  13:10 - 14:40
Break (10 min):  14:40 - 14:50
Full paper/WiP // Parallel Sessions:  14:50 - 16:50

IEEE ISEC is a unique program that bridges the gap between science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines and engages students in hands-on activities and projects rooted in the engineering and design fields. By creating a platform that blends together different academic and professional backgrounds, IEEE ISEC encourages students to explore creative and innovative ways to solve complex problems. Through activities like robotics, coding, 3D printing, and design thinking, students develop the essential skills needed to face the challenges of the future. IEEE ISEC's on-site event will also provide students with the opportunity to network with peers and industry experts, broadening their horizons and fostering their individual career paths.

With great enthusiasm, we announce that the event will feature a variety of keynote speakers, workshops, posters, and exhibits to ensure attendees have a comprehensive experience.

Keynote Speakers (

Joseph McGettigan, Director, USNA STEM Center for Education and Outreach. Joe McGettigan retired from active duty in 2009 and has served as the Director of the US Naval Academy STEM Center for Education and Outreach since 2020. He retired after 30 years of service in 2009. Following his Military career, he became a Director for BAE Systems and then came back to Government service as a Division Director at Naval Sea Systems Command overseeing the Navy’s technical authority. In 2012 he accepted a position as a Senior Vice President with Kratos Defense. He holds a Master’s Degree from the Naval Postgraduate school in Undersea Warfare Technology and a Master’s Degree from the Naval War College in National Security and Strategic Affairs.At the USNA STEM Center we execute various outreach programs for students from K-12 as well as their teachers in an effort to get more of today’s youth interested in pursuing engineering and science degrees in college. It has been recognized for many years now that there are not enough people with technical degrees to fill all of the positions that DoD has requiring those degrees. His keynote presentation is titled, “The Need for STEM Education and What You Can Do”

Dr. Rosalyn Hobson Hargraves, Ph.D., Division Director, Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE), Directorate for STEM Education (EDU), National Science Foundation. Dr. Rosalyn (Roz) Hobson Hargraves is Division Director for the Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE). The Division of Undergraduate Education, in the NSF Directorate for Education and Human Resources, strengthens STEM education at two- and four-year colleges and universities. Dr. Hargraves is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Commonwealth University and previously served as an Intermittent Expert for NSF's Directorate for Education and Human Resources. Dr. Hargraves received her Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Virginia. During her 25 years at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Hargraves co-founded the VCU College of Engineering Department of Electrical Engineering, and has served in numerous leadership roles, including Associate Vice President for Inclusive Excellence, the Director of the Virginia Commonwealth University - University of KwaZulu Natal International Partnership, Associate Dean in the College of Engineering, and Interim Co-chair, in the School of Education Department of Teaching and Learning. Among her numerous awards, she received the 2018 National Association for Ethnic Studies Robert L. Perry Mentoring Award and 2006 Dr. Hargraves was named Engineer of the Year by the Richmond Joint Engineers Council. Her keynote presentation is titled, “What we can do to promote Access, Equity, Innovation, and Excellence in Undergraduate STEM Education”

Dr. Dwight Carr, Ph.D., APL STEM Program Manager. In 2011, to address our nation’s critical challenge of creating a workforce educated and trained in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), APL launched a STEM Program Management Office to help inspire, engage, and educate the next generation of STEM professionals. Led by Program Manager Dwight Carr, Ed. D., APL’s STEM efforts are concentrated on providing students, parents, and teachers with substantial involvement with STEM professionals and the work they do. With APL since 2003, Carr has held successive technical positions as an electrical engineer, lead engineer, and project manager. Before joining APL, he was instrumental in establishing a manufacturing laboratory for the Gene Logic Genomics Corporation and served as a research fellow for the National Institutes of Health. Carr holds a doctorate degree in education and a master’s degree in electrical and computer engineering, both from The Johns Hopkins University, and received his undergraduate degree in biology from Howard University, where he was a member of the National Golden Key Honor Society and the Beta Kappa Chi Honor Society. His keynote presentation is titled, “The importance of developing the STEM Identity of vulnerable student populations”

Keynotes and on-demand talks will be available in

We are honored to have conference sponsorships from MathWorks, MathHappens, Future Networks, STEAM Works Studio, and PRISMS.

IEEE ISEC 2023 is sponsored by the IEEE Princeton/Central Jersey Section with technical co-sponsorship by IEEE Baltimore Section, IEEE Regions 1 and 2, and the IEEE Education Society.

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