Metro's State of STEM returns Jan 31, 2018!

Join us for breakfast and stimulating presentations on the role Metro's critically acclaimed STEM-based education model plays in preparing students for ​the central Ohio region's​ STEM workforce needs.

  • TEDx-style updates by experts on the state of STEM-based industries
  • Powerful keynote address
  • Honorary Event Chair Mayor Andrew J. Ginther
  • Event Steering Committee Chair Columbus 2020 President Kenny McDonald

Check back soon for more event details. In the meantime, for information on sponsorship opportunities, contact Metro's Development Officer Cathryn Geppert at 916.893.6785 or

​Enjoy the photos below from the 2017 State of STEM event that featured renowned Astronaut, Engineer, Physician, Entrepreneur, and Educator, Dr. Mae Jemison as keynote speaker.

Wed, Jan 31, 2018

The Grand Event Center
820 Goodale Blvd.
Columbus, OH 43212

7:45am - Breakfast & Registration
8:30am - State of STEM Program

“Working with Metro Schools means working with tomorrow's leaders. Metro graduates young men and women with academic skills and personal courage to take risks and succeed. With your help, we can open this school to more students, reach kids at younger ages, and prove that the Metro model works.”

Dr. Jeffrey Wadsworth - President & CEO, Battelle

2017 Honorary Event Chair

2018 Steering Committee

  • Kenny McDonald (Chair)

    Columbus 2020

  • Sheila Bennett

    Metro parent

  • Wanda J. Dillard &
    Erika E. Mitiska

    The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

  • Courtney Heppner

    The Ohio State University

  • Joyce K. Johnson

    CCI Engineering Services

  • Alicia Oddi

    Rev1 Ventures

  • Pamela Rodier

    Rodier Law Offices, Inc.

  • Michael Suhovecky


  • Sutha Wenger

    Community Member

  • David L. White


Become a Sponsor!

Collaborating with Metro Schools allows individuals and companies to work hand-in-hand with the next generation of work-force talent and to contribute to their personal and educational growth. Sponsorships provide special funding for internships, field studies, curriculum development and other partnerships to drive our success. To secure your sponsorship or tickets TODAY, please contact Metro Development Officer Cathryn Geppert at (W) 614-259-6639, (M) 916-893-6785 or

2018 Event Sponsors