The Minnesota STEM Network's 5th Annual Conference is our opportunity to come together as the community of stakeholders of STEM education and workforce development. Together we create the opportunities which inspire passion, build knowledge, and showcase career opportunities about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Many sectors make up this STEM community: business, industry and healthcare; all levels of education; informal education; STEM professional organizations; government agencies; community and non-profit organizations; museums, media and libraries; and foundations.
The conference offers great opportunities for networking, learning from one another, and viewing the big picture perspective on our collective efforts toward STEM.
Keynote speaker: Cindy Moss, Director, Global STEM Initiatives Discovery Education
"Closing the Achievement Gaps: Why STEM? Why Now?"
Cindy Moss taught high school biology and chemistry for 20 years, winning numerous national awards including the Milken National Teaching Award. She then served as Director of STEM for 9 years in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools where they won the Broad Award due to their growth in math and science scores while closing the achievement gap. Cindy Moss was then honored as 1 of the 100Women Leaders in STEM by US News and World Report at the STEM Solutions conference.
The afternoon forum will feature informal discussions on Current Challenges in Advancing STEM Education and Workforce Development, via an open space technology format. In this format, topics are proposed in advance by registered attendees. The forum offers multiple topics per round and two rounds of discussions. Attendees engage in a discussion as long as interested, and then move to another discussion topic.
Examples include: How can we stimulate more project-based learning through collaboration across sectors? How can we encourage more volunteerism among STEM professionals? How can parents be engaged most effectively in STEM events?
Our conference offers four opportunities to share your work and expertise. Go to www.scimathmn.org/mnstemnet/ to propose sessions and discussion topics.
Registration will be open through the day of the conference at a rate of $79. Registration includes the conference, meals, and parking on a nearby surface lot.
Thank You to Our Conference Sponsors!