Monthly Archives: August 2017

Picture-Perfect STEM Lessons at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

Join the Picture-Perfect STEM Authors at an Upcoming Keynote and/or Workshop at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis Using Children’s Books to Guide Inquiry

September 14, 2017, 4:30pm to 7:30pm

  • $10 Educator Outreach Event for Educators K-5

September 15, 2017, 9:00pm to 4:00pm

  • $199 Picture-Perfect STEM workshop for Educators K-5

Click here for more details.

Questions: Becky Wolfe at 317-334-4000

Register at www.childrensmuseum.org

National STEM Education Research and Practice Summit October 16-17, 2017

The National STEM Education Research and Practice Summit will be held at Purdue University on October 16-17, 2017. Nationally there has been incredible progress in the areas of STEM and STEM education over the past decade. This event is designed as a forum for STEM education researchers, as well as those enacting best practice in STEM education K-20 to come together and share their collective knowledge and experiences. The Summit will start on the evening of October 16th at 6 p.m. with an opening reception. The second day of the conference (October 17) will begin with sessions starting at 9 a.m. and running through the day with an approximate end time of 4 p.m. EST.

There are three strands in the National STEM Education Research and Practice Summit.

Strand 1: STEM Education Research
Strand 2: Best-practice in K-20 STEM Education
Strand 3: Resources for STEM Education

The schedule of presenters and sessions is available online now. Registration slots are filling up quickly. Please register soon to attend the event.

http://www.cvent.com/events/national-stem-education-research-and-practice-summit/event-summary-f666e56740cb478aa7963f7728df20d5.aspx

Things are Heating Up for Indy Women in Tech

Things are heating up for advocacy group Indy Women in Tech. This week it announced that its inaugural Indy Women in Tech Summit Sept. 5 will feature keynote speaker Mae Jemison, the first African-American women in space and founder and president of the Jemison Group and BioSentient Corp. She’ll speak to more than 350 local and national tech leaders on her “experiences and obstacles in the science and technology” sectors, the group said, “as well as what needs to be done today to redefine Indy’s tech community.” Also this week Ivy Tech Community College announced that its IvyWorks program, aimed at helping adults earn tech-sector credentials, will start classes Aug. 21. Indy Women in Tech provided a grant to support women in the program. And on Aug. 17, the inaugural “Ignite Your Superpower” STEM day, which targets middle-school girls, will take place at the University of Indianapolis. Indy Women in Tech partnered with Conner Prairie and Women & Hi Tech to put on the program.