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Nathanael Miller

Nathanael Miller has over 15 years of experience driving technology breakthroughs at NASA and in industry. He has served as a technology leader in the areas of robotic design, space mission analysis, satellite design, advanced manufacturing, technology evaluation, and technology transfer. Nathanael’s work in innovation has been recognized by the White House and featured in Wired magazine. Nathanael currently wears multiple hats as he pursues his life focus of bringing personal and technology breakthroughs and seeing Heaven come to Earth. As the technology manager at Innovyz-USA, he works to create new companies to address global challenges through advanced materials and advanced manufacturing. As a partnership strategy analyst at NASA, he works to discover NASA’s aeronautics mission of tomorrow.

Nathanael’s Workshop: 

Session 1

Innovate to Educate: Disrupting Higher Education to Meet the Demand
A recent Gallup survey showed that only 11 percent of hiring executives believe higher education is providing ready-to-work graduates. Conversely, 95 percent of university presidents said in the same survey that they are confident their schools are sending ready-to-work graduates into the marketplace. The chasm in perception represents an opportunity to align the future of higher education with the future of work. More and more, employers are looking to accelerated learning programs to fill talent shortages and looking for ways to meet their needs in the most in-demand areas. Alternative solutions to standard degrees are filling this need. In this session, NASA researcher Nathanael Miller and Bethel School of Technology President Ryan Collins invite you into a conversation about how to prepare the next generation of talent for the future of work using disruptive education pathways. Miller and Collins will emphasize the importance of experiential learning (over just memorization of information) as being the key to truly learning an in-demand skill. And they will give you key takeaways on how to find a higher education program that fits your student’s personal and professional goals—for a fraction of the time and cost of traditional higher education.

Session 3

Career Conversations
Not every career path begins with college! Join us for a discussion on apprenticeships, certifications, required training, and more. Get your questions answered.