January 22, 2016

The Helios Journey of Starting and Implementing a STEM Program – Featured Panel

08:15  -  09:15 am
103 A & B

Join STEM coordinators from seven of the Helios STEM Schools Pilot to learn about the challenges and successes they experienced while implementing a new STEM program in their schools/districts. Each will discuss their program’s goals, objectives, challenges, and successes, as well as lessons-learned during the implementation process. Panelists: 7 STEM Coordinators from the SFAz Helios […]

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What do we mean by STEM? – Featured Panel

1:45  -  2:45
103 A & B

This panel will discuss the different interpretations of STEM in K-12 academic settings, in after-school programs, in higher ed, and in business and industry. While there are many different definitions of STEM, there are certain characteristics that are common in STEM-literate students. How do these characteristics fit each sector’s definition of STEM? Panelists: Tirupalavanam Ganesh […]

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Building Effective STEM Partnerships – Featured Panel

3:15  -  4:15
103 A & B

This panel will highlight successful partnerships between K-12 Schools and businesses. Learn how these connections were made, the goals and outcomes of the partnership, and how each partner benefits from the relationship. Panelists: Julie Pastrick/Scott Hathcock (Flagstaff Chamber) Kerry Schwartz (UA/Project Wet) Kevin Rolf (SRP) Steve Zilstra (AZ Tech Council) Patti Beltram (Peoria USD)   […]

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January 23, 2016

What is the Role of Informal STEM education? – Featured Panel

1:45  -  2:45
103 A & B

How does informal STEM education increase student interest in STEM professions? What organizations provide programs for students to engage in STEM learning opportunities outside of the classroom? How do these programs increase student interest and success in STEM? Panelists: Kirk Astroth – Arizona 4H/UofA RaeAnn Fox – Arizona Science Center J.C. Collins- Cox Communications   […]

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Recruiting and Retaining Diversity in STEM – Featured Panel

11:15  -  12:15
103 A & B

This panel will focus on programs in K-12 and higher education that encourage diverse populations of students to study and enter STEM fields, and highlight business and industry programs designed to retain diverse STEM employees. Panelists: Dr. Kimberly Scott (ASU CGEST) Dr Maria Reyes (CGCC) Lawdan Shojaee (Axosoft) Monica Baltz (Intel) Anita Stokes (Pandora)  

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