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STEM events of interest

Indiana Pacers STEM Fest 2018

The Indiana Pacers have partnered with Conexus Indiana to host the Indiana Pacers STEM Fest 2018 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Sunday, February 11th!  “Get in the Lane with STEM” will allow students from kindergarten through college to learn about the STEM programs offered at all levels of education and the companies in Indiana that work in the STEM field.  Students will have the opportunity to discover STEM through hands-on activities with local Indiana companies and universities.  Plus they will get a glimpse into how the Indiana Pacers and other local teams use STEM in SPORTS!  We are hoping that by using the hook of sports for young students we will be able to energize them to pursue an education and career in STEM.

The Pacers are offering corporate sponsorships and tickets for families and students that are available today! Registration is $10/person to the STEM Fest which also includes a ticket to the Pacers vs. Knicks game the evening of February 11th.

Tickets can be purchased by following this link: http://www.nba.com/pacers/stem-fest-2018-family-orders.

Corporate sponsorships also available: http://www.nba.com/pacers/stem-fest-2018-corporate-sponsor.

  • Corporate sponsors can donate tickets provided in each sponsorship package to students and their families at local school districts.  Let me know if you need help connecting with your local school district!

Registration Underway for 2018 Duke Energy Academy at Purdue

The Duke Energy Academy at Purdue is accepting admission from high school juniors and seniors and secondary teachers for the 2018 program in June at the Purdue University campus.

Each year, 50 students and 34 teachers are selected to participate in the immersive, weeklong academy, which focuses on the energy sciences and engineering. Participation is free of charge, and a $400 stipend is awarded to teachers who complete the program.

This year’s event will be June 18-24. The deadline to register is Jan. 16. Registration and more information are available here.

Google to Kick Off Its Grow with Google Tour in Indianapolis

Google has announced its Grow with Google Tour, an initiative to advance economic opportunity with skills training to towns and cities across America.

Google will launch the tour in Indianapolis with a Grow with Google event to help job seekers, students, teachers, entrepreneurs and small business owners improve their digital skills. Attendees at the Indianapolis event to receive valuable job training and tech industry insights.

Working in partnership with EmployIndy, the Indianapolis Public Library, TechPoint, Ivy Tech Community College, Goodwill of Central and Southern Indiana, Indy Chamber and Student Veterans of America, Google will bring in-person training programs directly to Indiana job seekers and learners. The event will take place on November 10th and 11th at the Indiana State Museum.

Click here for more information.

Click Here to REGISTER

Star Trek-Themed Science Convention Coming to Indy

A Star Trek-themed Science Convention will be held at the Wyndham West Hotel, Indianapolis, IN, on Thanksgiving Weekend: 11/24 – 11/26, 2017.  Hosted by Starbase Indy, the event will include STEM Workshops, Maroom (a puzzle room to test your STEM skills), robots, special guests, and lightsabers.

For more details, including registration and schedules, go to www.starbaseindy.org.

Engineering in the K-12 Classroom Workshop

Teachers are invited to participate in a 1-day Engineering in the K-12 Classroom workshop event, hosted by Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Frontiers in Education (FIE) conference in Indianapolis, on Saturday, Oct. 21st (fie2017.org). There are two tracks of workshops, elementary/early middle school and upper middle school/high school.

FIE Engineering in the K-12 Classroom Teacher Workshops
There are spaces available for 6 workshops that will take place during three timeslots on Saturday. There will be two concurrent sessions (one aimed at elementary/early middle school, and one aimed at upper middle/high school) running during three timeslots (see schedule here). The goal is for these to be highly interactive, hands-on sessions that empower teachers to pursue teaching engineering in their classrooms.

More information about the Frontiers in Education conference can be found here.

Purdue Invites 6th- to 8th-Graders to Free Engineering Program

Registration is open for a free after-school program providing hands-on engineering and science activities for students in sixth through eighth grades.

Innovation to Reality (I2R), sponsored by Purdue’s Women in Engineering Program, will focus on the theme of “Engineering Your Everyday World.” Students will explore how everyday items and systems are engineered to make people’s lives better. The program will include presentations, lab tours and hands-on activities coordinated by Purdue faculty and students.

The program will run 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 25-Nov. 15, on the Purdue campus. The deadline to register is Wednesday (Sept. 27). More information and online registration are available online.

Additional questions about the program may be directed to the Women in Engineering Program office at 765-494-3889 or wiep@purdue.edu.

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

Registration is now open for Indiana STEM Taskforce Meeting May 2 at Conner Prairie

Registration is now open for the Spring 2017 Indiana STEM Education Taskforce Meeting to be held on May 2, 2017 at Conner Prairie in Fishers.  The meeting is scheduled to begin at 10AM EDT and should end at 3PM.  The theme for this meeting is College and Career Readiness: Building Learning Ecosystems Across Indiana.  The keynote speaker for this event will be Dr. Jennifer McCormick, Superintendent of Public Instruction at the Indiana Department of Education.

Please register for this event (no cost!) and indicate any dietary requirements also.  An updated agenda is available at the registration site too.

Please click on this link to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/indiana-stem-education-taskforce-tickets-33190356249 .

 

Young Innovators Summer Program Accepting Applications

The Young Innovators Quest (YiQ) summer program provides opportunities for high school students interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) and medicine to conduct research and explore ways to enhance their creativity in a motivating, hands-on environment.  Click here for more information.

Now Accepting Applications at:
www.scienceinnovations.org/yiq/apply-now/
Application Deadlines:
Early Bird: March 10, 2017 | Regular: April 30, 2017