SciMathMN and The Works, joint hosts of the December 3 conference Transcending Boundaries; Connecting School, Career, and Community Through STEM, announced an expansive list of conference partners November 1. Conference participants will be able to choose from a variety of sessions exploring gender-equitable and culturally relevant teaching practices with SciGirls from Twin Cities PBS, the role of women mentors in the classroom with Million Women Mentors and Project Scientist. Those wanting to explore the future of STEM education in Minnesota can choose opportunities on expanding computer science data and policies with Computer Science for All-Minnesota, teaching computer science with low cost robots from CoderDojo, and the challenges, barriers, and potential solutions to exploring STEM and STEAM opportunities for students of color. Connecting school to community and workforce opportunities include 3D printing with Dunwoody Institute, bringing together STEM and CTE in Greater Minnesota with representatives from the southeastern part of the state. More conference partners and registration along with session choices can be found at Transcending Boundaries; Connecting School, Career, and Community Through STEM. Discounts are available for teams of three or more who attend together.
Please join SciMathMN and The Works Museum at Transcending Boundaries: Connecting School, Career and Communities Through STEM Tuesday, December 3rd at the University of Minnesota Continuing Education and Conference Center in St. Paul. There you will connect with Minnesota’s STEM educators, nonprofit providers, and business representatives to consider the role of STEM education in providing inclusive environments, adequate resources, and career-connected learning that prepare the next generation for the future.
Transcending boundaries will look at creating partnerships that enrich Minnesota’s STEM learning ecosystem by connecting in, out, and after-school time; formal and informal settings; and educational and workplace environments. The conference will also explore transcending boundaries between disciplines by engaging youth in authentic, human-centered learning that blends knowledge and practices from STEM subjects with arts, humanities, and other areas—and ensures that STEM learning is accessible and relevant for all.
The days keynote speaker is Dr. Jayshree Seth, 3M Corporate Scientist and Chief Science Advocate, will provide an overview of the 3M State of Science Index, a global survey of more than 14,000 people in 14 countries to uncover what people think of science and how they perceive its impact on their daily lives. Many of the survey findings highlight the importance of reducing real and perceived barriers to science appreciation and STEM education—in order to ensure that we have a healthy pipeline of future scientists and engineers to solve tomorrow’s challenges. Jayshree will share her personal journey as she explores ways we can advocate for science and promote STEM awareness, equity, and access for all.
Breakfast, lunch and cookie break included in registration. You can register here.