STEM: The Future is Now! – 2012 STEM Summer Institute
Registration is now open for the NYS STEM Education Collaborative’s second biennial Summer STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Institute, to be held July 8-11, 2012 at Syracuse University. This year’s theme is STEM: The Future is Now – Increasing Student Achievement Through Integration. The event is being presented in collaboration with the L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science at Syracuse University.
The Institute will provide professional development in the interdisciplinary teaching and learning of STEM from the elementary level through higher education in a program that includes over 75 workshops, a plenary panel of state and national leaders in the field, and keynote speaker, Dr. Bharat Soni, Chair & Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. In addition, participants will tour state of the art interdisciplinary facilities at the Syracuse Center of Excellence and Syracuse University’s L.C. Smith Biomaterials Lab and the Civil Engineering Testing Lab.
STEM is an economic driver in New York State with STEM jobs projected to grow 10% by 2018. Over 93% of these jobs will require post-secondary education and training. STEM competencies are also increasingly needed in a broader set of occupations. . Educating students in STEM skills is crucial to the needs of the 21st century workforce and for success in school, work and life. The Institute is open to teachers, other professionals, students, and community leaders interested in STEM.
This is the only statewide conference organized by the professional associations representing the STEM disciplines that have formed the NYS STEM Education Collaborative – the Science Teachers Association of NYS, NYS Technology and Engineering Educators Association, NYS Society of Professional Engineers and the Association of Mathematics Teachers of NYS. Conference planning is also being supported by the Empire State STEM Learning Network at the State University of New York and SECME. Originally established as the Southeastern Consortium for Minorities in Engineering, SECME is a national organization dedicated to increasing the pool of historically underrepresented and under-served students who will be prepared to enter and complete post-secondary studies in STEM, thus creating a diverse and globally competitive workforce.
Participants may register for a specific conference day or the entire conference – and the reasonable fees include meals.
For a conference program and registration form, please visit: http://www.nysstemeducation.org/2012Institute.html
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