What it Takes to Build a 21st Century Workforce
Presenter: Emily Frake
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Session Description: 
Ever wonder what really goes on in an engineering firm and how you could translate it into your classroom?  Join Cornerstone Research Group's Vice President as she unveils how 21st century skills and modern science were used to solve a nationally urgent engineering issue that evan Ethan Hunt would refer to as mission impossible.  
Presenter Bio:
Emily Frake is a Research Scientist and Contract Analyst at Cornerstone Research Group (CRG), a technology development company located in Dayton, Ohio.  CRG solves seemingly impossible challenges by creating groundbreaking materials, systems and manufacturing process with tangible, real-word application. Ms. Frake joined CRG in 2003 as a student Research Associate.  A year later Ms. Frake joined as a full time Research Scientist.  With a background in chemistry, Ms. Frake has worked in the lab developing new materials and holds three patents.  Recently, Ms. Frake has transitioned to project administration and contract negotiation.  In these roles, Ms. Frake used problem solving skills developed in the lab to develop new ways of keeping projects on track and efficiently getting projects on contract. 

As a scientist herself, Ms. Frake volunteers her time to create student and teacher awareness of the variety of career opportunities available to the next-generation STEM workforce. She is an active Industry Fellow with the Dayton Regional STEM Center.