First Annual STEM in the Community Conference - Saturday, December 10, 2011, 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
The Office of Community Partnerships & Health Policy is holding its' first annual STEM in the community conference on the OUHSC campus. The theme of this year’s conference is “Planting a Seed to a World of Possibilities”. Our target audience is parents, leaders/teachers in community youth organizations and after school programs, school teachers (with a special focus on non-science teachers), students and anyone interested in furthering students’ interest in STEM. It will be a fun filled day with lots of information for everyone in attendance. And, there is NO COST for anything, including lunch!
Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the program will begin at 9:00 with some “aha” information about children, our communities and STEM. There will be four breakout sessions which will repeat three times. The sessions will cover the following areas: “STEM- From the Beginning” - Early brain development and the importance of literacy in growing up a future generation of STEM professionals; “Science by the Hour” – Science projects for the non-scientist; “Inspiration – Keeping Kids Pumped” – Techniques to keep students motivated for the rigor and hard work of STEM; and “Ready, Set, Go” – College Readiness for STEM, College Resources with a STEM focus and Careers in STEM. There will be a separate program for students that be all hands on science activities. At the end of the Conference, adults will also have an opportunity to see the fruits of the students’ labor.
To register, click here: STEM Registration form.