VMI STEM Education Conference Series
Next Conference: 8 - 10 October 2013
The 2013 STEM Education Conference will focus on “Science with the Future in Mind” and offer hands-on workshops for 250 participants. The target audience is high school students and classroom teachers. We’re excited to announce that Bill Nye “The Science Guy” is the keynote speaker this year. Please check back for updates!
Nearly 600 attendees participated in the 2012 STEM Education Conference, "Mathematics as the Gateway to STEM Success." Attendees included 540 K-16 teachers and administrators, and 40 high school students representing a total of 126 schools. Policy-makers and business leaders from across the commonwealth and beyond were also in attendance.
The goal of the conference was to foster a better understanding of math in the classroom - how it can be taught and learned - while highlighting the latest research. State and national leaders in STEM fields led a variety of breakout sessions, inspiring interaction and discussion between K-16 educators. Hands-on workshops geared toward student attendees and led by STEM professionals helped students learn firsthand about exciting research taking place in higher education. Workshop leaders spoke with students about envisioning and pursuing STEM careers, and a first class cadet provided a lesson in leadership.
Plenary speakers included Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Natural History Museum in New York; Salman Khan, creator of the Khan Academy; and Cathy Seeley, Senior Fellow at the Dana Center, The University of Texas at Austin. Speaker presentations are organized by track and can be found by going to the Program page.
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