2013 STEMx Conference: This September 19-21!

2013 STEMx Conference--Coming September 19-21!We talk about STEM skills a lot–and for good reason. STEM skills are valuable in the manufacturing workplace, provide a strong educational background, and are just great skills to have all around!

Which is why we’re so excited about the upcoming Global STEMx Education Conference. It’s an international online conference, partnered and founded by HP, and best of all–it’s totally free!

Unsurprisingly, STEMx’s focus is on promoting STEM skills. But specifically, its main goal is “to engage students and educators around the globe and to encourage primary, secondary, and tertiary (K-16) educators around the world to share and learn about innovative approaches to STEMx learning and teaching.”

Whether you’re a teacher or a student, we think that this conference should have a lot to offer. Check out the keynotes and distinguished speakers:

  • Tim Bell, Professor, University of Canterbury
  • Al Byers, Associate Executive Director, Services, National Science Teachers Association
  • Jeanne Century, Director of Research and Evaluation, & Science Education, University of Chicago
  • Dale Dougherty, Founder, President, & CEO, Maker Media, Inc.
  • Cristin Frodella, Head of Global Education Marketing, Google
  • Paloma Garcia-Lopez, Executive Director, Maker Education Initiative
  • Chua Chor Huat, Principal, School of Science & Technology, Singapore
  • Amy Kamarainen, Visiting Scholar, New York Hall of Science
  • Iris Lapinski, CEO, CDI Apps for Good
  • Cecilia Martins, Unit Chief, Education Portal of the Americas, Organization of American States
  • Ramsey Musallam, Teacher, Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep
  • Ramji Raghavan, Chairman, Agasty International Foundation
  • Avis Yates RiversDirector, National Association for Women & Information Technology

We’re talking about speakers from all around the globe (in several different languages), and from many different sectors of STEM education, jobs, or training. All of their resumes are very impressive, and we recommend reading through them all for a better idea of what to expect.

In addition, there are a number of accepted (and proposed) conference “strands,” or smaller presentations. Topics range from “Working with Arduinos in a 7th Grade Science Classroom” to “Stories from the Earth: Teaching About Changing Landscapes Using 28 Years of Satellite Observations.” Needless to say, we really think that there’s something for everyone at this year’s global STEMx conference.

If you’re interested in this year’s STEMx conference, you have two options. You can do one, or both!:

  • Sign up in order to see live schedules and put yourself down as an ‘attendee’ for the conference
  • Volunteer to help by spreading the word about the conference after attending a training session

We’re really excited for this year’s conference–it should be an awesome, entertaining, and educational international event! We love any attention for STEM skills, and it’s not often that an international event like this puts those skills in the spotlight.

You can be sure that we’ll be watching, and we may even do a recap of some of the best speeches! Check back later for more information, and in the meantime, get prepared for this year’s Manufacturing Day!