CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts – Dr. J. Michael McQuade, Senior Vice President, Science & Technology, UTC, presented at the Center for Excellence in Education's Research Science Institute, held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Monday, July 20.
The event was attended by 84 high school students from around the globe, encompassing the brightest up-and-coming young adults interested in STEM.
The Research Science Institute provides selected students the opportunity to spend nearly two months taking personalized classes taught by professors from top U.S. universities; conducting research in state-of-the-art hospitals, university laboratories and research facilities; and attending presentations from global leaders in STEM.
McQuade's presentation, titled, "Great Innovation: will you be part of it?" walked students through UTC's game-changing products and revolutionary research. McQuade captured students' interests by highlighting the world's toughest challenges and how they provide opportunities for UTC's continuing success.
As one example, he discussed the work done by BIS using its HVAC technology to solve the problem of efficiently preserving the art of the Sistine Chapel. By emphasizing these stories, McQuade demonstrated to students the importance of STEM in shaping the future and leaving a lasting legacy.
This message aligns to the work of the Center for Excellence in Education (CEE), an organization focused on nurturing high school and university scholars to careers of excellence and leadership in science, technology, engineering and math. CEE was started in 1983 by Admiral H.G. Rickover and current president, Joann P. Digennaro. Since its installation, CEE has sponsored programs such as the Research Science Institute to support the global STEM community.