STEM in Education Conference Highlights the Future

photo fo STEM in ED conference attendees

Nearly 350 attendees spent their Saturday on the campus of California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) for the second annual STEM in Education conference on June 7, 2014.

Students, faculty, K-12 math and science teachers, educational organizations, and professionals in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) from around the country mingled during the day-long event, which was hosted by CSUDH’s California STEM Institute for Innovation and Improvement (CSI3).

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Putting STEM theories to pragmatic use with LEGO’s

Featuring poster sessions and hands-on workshops led by educators from CSU Dominguez Hills as well as UCLA, CSU Bakersfield, CSU Fullerton, Cal State TEACH, Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), Downey Unified School District, Tulare County Office of Education, Long Beach City College, El Camino Compton Center, and Rio Hondo College, the conference highlighted innovative strategies and best practices for teaching STEM. Many of the presentation materials are available on the conference web site at http://www.csudhstemined.com/index.php/sessions.

Conference attendees also heard from two keynote speakers who are experts in STEM areas: Christine Cunningham, a neuroscientist and vice president at the Museum of Science in Boston, and Adam Steltzner, lead landing engineer for NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover project.

“It was a wonderful conference and a huge success,” said Kamal Hamdan, CSI3 director.  “Our campus was transformed into a hub of activities focusing on Innovating Teaching and Learning: The STEM Approach.”

 

 

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