STEM Alliance, Scientix and Trane Technologies webinar: Where STEM Education and Building a Sustainable World come together.

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Date & time: Monday, 30 October 2023 at 17:00 CEST (Central European Summer Time)

Missed the webinar on October 30th? Watch the recording here!


On October 30 at 17:00 CET, the STEM Alliance, Scientix and Trane Technologies organized the webinar "Where STEM Education and Building a Sustainable World come together."

Climate change. Global warming. Greenhouse gases. Sustainability. Students hear words like this all the time, but what do they actually mean? Young people understand that these things are important, but what can they do about it? What can they learn from the people and companies who are making a difference all over the world, pairing big goals with bold actions? Can they become agents of change?

Trane Technologies' webinar focuses on two crucial themes: Food waste and Food insecurity. They equip educators with valuable resources and teaching materials to engage students effectively in these critical topics, fostering a deeper understanding of the challenges and solutions.

Moreover, Trane Technologies' professionals highlight some job profiles that are making an impact every day using their STEM education to "build a more sustainable world".

At the end of the live event there will be a Q&A session for educators to address their questions to Trane Technologies professionals.



Ann de Man

Ann de Man,
VP HR Commercial HVAC EMEA, Trane Technologies

Ann's career began 33 years ago at DHL in Finance, where she demonstrated an aptitude for thriving in multicultural environments through a range of regional and global roles. Within DHL, her primary focus shifted from Finance to HR after 15 years, enabling her to blend the challenges and opportunities of working with people while delivering value to the business. Departing from DHL in 2011, she assumed responsibility for executing the HR roadmap, which impacted over 3000 talents in Allegion (a spin-off from Ingersoll Rand) EMEIA.

At present, Ann has been with Trane Technologies (another spin-off from Ingersoll Rand) for five years. She leads a team comprising more than 50 HR professionals and serves as a strategic HR Partner for the Commercial HVAC business in EMEA and ANZ. In the era of Climate Change, the cooling and heating industry is a captivating field to be a part of. Together with her team, she provides support to over 4000 employees, delivering a diverse range of activities, including industrial relations, employee experience, change management, and assistance in various M&A activities, re-organizations, and business transformations.



Dominque Silva

Dominique Silva,
Innovation Initiatives Leader, Trane Technologies

Dominique Silva is currently the Innovation Initiatives Leader for Trane Technologies, with over a decade of experience in the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning industry. She is passionate about developing and commercializing sustainable HVAC solutions that deliver comfortable and healthy indoor environments for people, while helping the planet to thrive. Throughout her career, Dominique has worked closely with customers and engineers to develop high-efficiency and low-GWP offerings for both the HVAC and transport refrigeration sectors. Since 2020, she has joined the Enterprise Innovation team and expanded her role to advocate for the importance of indoor environmental quality and planetary health.

Dominique graduated from the Technical University of Lisbon with a master's degree in Mechanical Engineering. She also holds a dual-degree MBA from the University of Manchester and Kelley Business School.






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