Why is STEM Education So Important?

Modernizing Medicine CEO Daniel Cane and A.D. Henderson Superintendent Dr. Joel Herbst to be Featured at BRiC’s January 15 Event 

BOCA RATON, Fla. – In 2018, the A.D. Henderson University School and Florida Atlantic University (FAU) High School announced a $1 million gift from Daniel Cane, CEO and co-founder of Modernizing Medicine®, and his wife, Debra Cane. Almost two years later, The Cane Institute for Advanced Technologies (TCI) has transformed the lives of South Florida students by giving them a canvas to learn and innovate.

For the first time, Cane and A.D. Henderson Superintendent Dr. Joel Herbst will discuss the impact of that gift, recent success stories and predictions for the future of STEM education.

The fireside chat, “Leading the Way in STEM Education,” from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. will be moderated by Ch 25’s Gianna Caserta – a Henderson alumna – at the BRiC Conference Center, 5000 T-Rex Avenue. Open to the public and sponsored by BRiC, it is the first event of 2020 organized by the BRiC Programming Board, a group of business and community leaders focused on developing unique programming to spotlight innovation for the community and BRiC tenants. Cane and Herbst are both active program board members.

“I look forward to showcasing to the community at large the importance of STEM education and how Henderson and FAU High School are helping to set a solid foundation for our students and future leaders. Careers in STEM are only going to expand in the future years, and I am thrilled to see TCI be a part of students’ success stories for years to come,” shared Dan Cane, CEO of Modernizing Medicine.

Tickets for the January 15 event are $10 and available at workatbric.com/events. Cocktails and light bites will be served amongst interactive exhibits including electric cars and go-karts, robots, drones and rockets provided by the Henderson school.

Founded by Dan Cane and his wife, The Cane Institute for Advanced Technologies serves as the epicenter for research, education and technology transfer for FAU High School. The Institute’s integrated approach to solving society’s toughest problems engages the best and brightest students at FAU High School and the faculty and resources of Florida Atlantic University to explore today’s most complex challenges in arenas such as cybersecurity, autonomous vehicles, robotics, virtual reality, augmented reality, automation and artificial intelligence.

For information on the January 15 event and future BRiC programming, visit workatBRiC.com/events.

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Boca Raton Innovation Campus (BRiC) is the largest single facility office building in the state at 1.7 million square feet. Designed by Marcel Breuer, the campus was originally built in 1969 for IBM and is home to the invention of the first personal computer. The campus was acquired by Crocker Partners in 2018 with the vision of building off BRiC’s history and evolving the campus into a science and technology hub. An ideal landing spot for companies with large footprints, BRiC is currently home to 36 tenants including Bluegreen Vacations, Modernizing Medicine® and MDVIP.

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