Update: This event will be held on April 2, not April 6 as originally announced.
On Tuesday, April 2, four innovative educators will speak at “Shaping the Future: Careers in STEM Education,” a free public event for high school students, organized by the IIT Boeing Scholars Academy.
IIT students are welcomed to attend, with registration.
As the national need for engineers, computer scientists, and other STEM professionals grows, so too does the need for innovation and excellence in STEM education. While K-12 teachers fulfill an essential role in introducing students to math and science in school, STEM educators can come in many forms — university professors, after school and summer program providers, policy makers, and curriculum writers, just to name a few. At our “Shaping the Future: Careers in STEM Education” event, hear from four inspiring individuals who have each taken a very different path to their very different work in STEM education. Featured speakers include:
*Jason Coleman, Executive Director and Co-Founder, Project S.Y.N.C.E.R.E.
*Marc Hans, Founder and Executive Director, The scienceFIST Foundation; Coordinator of Math, Science, and Instructional Technology at School District U-46
*Rafael Rosa, Vice President of Education, The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
*Judith Zawojewski, PhD, Associate Professor Emerita, Illinois Institute of Technology; Senior Curriculum Designer, University of Chicago
The event will conclude with a moderated panel discussion and a reception at which attending students can mingle with speakers. Students considering a career in a STEM area and/or education are strongly encouraged to attend.
Tuesday, April 2, 6 – 8 pm
McCormick Tribune Campus Center (MTCC)
McCloska Ballroom (west side of building)
3201 S. State St. Chicago, IL 60616
Register to attend.