Meeting/Event Information

MIT Enterprise Forum Texas occasionally posts outside events of interest to our members on our full calendar.

Innovations in Education

April 26, 2017
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

James A. Baker III Hall, Baker Institute, Rice University
6100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77005

A country’s economic growth in the 21st century is very much a function of its ability to both generate ideas and translate them into innovative products and services. Knowledge of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) plays a key role in fostering the innovation and entrepreneurship that are so crucial for a nation’s long-term economic development.

Rice University's Baker Institute, together with the MIT Enterprise Forum of Texas and Texas A&M University, will co-host an international panel on innovation in education. The panelists are all educators who have been involved in programs and initiatives to strengthen STEM education within their respective institutions, communities and countries.

Join the conversation online with #BakerSTEM.

If you can not make it in person, the program will be streamed live.  
Instructions for viewing the program live on the internet are as follows:

1) Go to     

2) At approximately  9:45AM Houston time on April 26 there will be a black box which will appear at the bottom of this web page  that you can click on it to view the program live (the black viewing box will not appear until April 26 just prior to the program starting..... start time for the program is 10AM Houston time).


Event Sponsors



James A. Baker III Hall, The Baker Insitute, Rice University
6100 Main Street
Houston, TX   77005

April 26, 2017
Registration and Network 9:30AM-10AM

Program 10:00AM-11:30AM



Bonnie J. Dunbar, Ph.D.
Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Director of the Institute for Engineering Education and Innovation, Texas A&M University

The Honorable Rubén Hinojosa*
Former U.S. Representative, 15th Congressional District

Sir James McDonald, Ph.D.*
Principal and Vice-Chancellor, University of Strathclyde

Diana Natalicio, Ph.D.*
President, The University of Texas at El Paso

The Honorable Rod Paige
Former U.S. Secretary of Education

Richard Tapia, Ph.D.
University Professor and Director of the Richard Tapia Center for Excellence and Equity, Rice University

Heather Domjan, Ph.D.
University of Houston STEM Center Executive Director and Professor in the College of Education

*Joining via video conference 


Neal F. Lane, Ph.D.
Senior Fellow in Science and Technology Policy, Baker Institute


MITEF Members and Guest of Members  $0
MITEF Sponsors   $0
General Admission  $0

There will be a limited number of seats, so do not delay in registering


Event Contact: Sara Wilkins (
Contact Phone: (713) 839-0808




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