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Upcoming Conferences

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NSTA STEM Forum & Expo
May 20-23, 2015
Minneapolis, MN

The 2015 STEM Forum is a unique, focused event that brings together (informal and formal) educators, administrators and exhibiting companies who are interested in and/or who have tools and resources to share that will ensure successful implementation of STEM education into our schools and communities. It is intended to provide resources for educators and organizations seeking to learn more about STEM education, associated outreach programs, partnerships, schools and curricula.

Registration

Keynote Speakers

Barrington Irving

Captain Barrington Irving
Founder and President, Experience Aviation, Inc. and the Flying Classroom

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
6:30–7:45 PM

Freeman Hrabowski

Freeman Hrabowski
President, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore

Friday, May 22, 2015
5:30–6:30 PM

followed by a book signing from 6:30 to 7:00 PM

Tentative Schedule of Events

You don't want to miss out on the following activities that are scheduled to be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The following is a tentative schedule and details are subject to change before the final program.

Wednesday, May 20

3:00–6:30 PM Conference Registration
3:00–7:00 PM NSTA Store
4:00–6:30 PM Evening Exhibit Preview and Welcome Reception
6:30–7:45 PM Opening Keynote Presentation: "The Flying Classroom: Inviting Students to Soar"
Captain Barrington Irving, Founder and President, Experience Aviation, Inc. and the Flying Classroom

Thursday, May 21

7:00 AM–5:30 PM Conference Registration
8:00–9:00 AM Educators' Invited Panels:
  • The Why, What, and How of STEM Partnerships That Support Students and Teachers (Sponsored by GE Foundation)
    Facilitator/Organizer: Kelli Wells, Executive Director, Education, GE Foundation, Fairfield, CT
  • How Do We Measure Success for K–12 STEM Schools? STEM Metrics and Benchmarks
    Facilitator/Organizer: Jerry D. Valadez, NSTA Director, Multicultural/Equity, and Director, Central Valley Science Project, California State University, Fresno
8:00 AM–6:00 PM NSTA Store
9:15–10:15 AM Administrator's Invited Panel: Success Stories from Administrators
Facilitator/Organizer: Thomas (Tom) Evans, Principal, Eastern Technical High School, Essex, MD
9:15–10:15 AM Educator Sessions
10:15 AM–5:15 PM Exhibitor Workshops Scheduled Throughout
10:30–11:30 AM Educator Sessions
11:45 AM–12:45 PM Educator Sessions
12:30–3:30 PM Exhibits Open
3:00–4:00 PM Educator Sessions
4:15–5:15 PM Educator Sessions
7:00–8:30 PM STEM Night Event (sponsored by Foundation for Family Science & Engineering)

Friday, May 22

7:00 AM–5:30 PM Conference Registration
8:00–9:00 AM

Educators' Invited Panels (repeated from Thursday morning):

  • The Why, What, and How of STEM Partnerships That Support Students and Teachers (Sponsored by GE Foundation)
  • How Do We Measure Success for K–12 STEM Schools? STEM Metrics and Benchmarks
8:00 AM–6:00 PM NSTA Store
9:15–10:15 AM Educators' Invited Panelists' Workshops (related to two panels listed above)
10:15 AM–3:45 PM Exhibitor Workshops Scheduled Throughout
10:30–11:30 AM Administrator's Invited Panel: Success Stories from Administrators (repeated from Thursday morning)
10:30–11:30 AM Educator Sessions
11:45 AM–12:45 PM Educator Sessions
11:45 AM–12:45 PM Administrator Panel Workshops (related to invited panel above)
12:30–3:30 PM Exhibits Open
3:00–4:00 PM Educator Sessions
4:15–5:15 PM Educator Sessions
5:30–6:30 PM Keynote Presentation: "Education for the 21st Century: Creating a Climate of Success for All Students”
Freeman Hrabowski, President, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
6:30–7:30 PM Book signing for Freeman Hrabowski

Saturday, May 23

8:30–10:00 AM

Closing Session (Open to the Public):

  • Strand Leaders/Steering Committee Report
  • Student Panel Discussion