The conference complements the University System of Georgia’s STEM Initiative whose goals include: promoting K-12 student preparation for and interest in majoring in STEM fields in college; increasing the success of STEM majors in college; and producing more and better science and mathematics teachers for K-12 schools, which in turn will lead to increased preparation of students in science and mathematics.
The year’s conference held March 3 – 4, 2017 at the Coastal Georgia Center in beautiful Savannah, Georgia was a success. With 50 sessions, nearly 200 participants, graduate poster presentations and k-12 student exhibitions there was plenty to see, do and learn. Our energetic and knowledgeable key note, Chris Anderson and our panel of experts including GaDOE Gilda Lyon and i2STEMe Director Bob Mayes, kept the focus on authentic teaching and learning strategies for Interdisciplinary STEM. The novice conference committee took copious notes about what worked well, what didn’t and how we can improve and grow the conference to expand the collegial learning environment for Interdisciplinary STEM in Georgia’s lower coastal plains, the southeast region and beyond. Please look for information regarding next year’s conference by fall 2017.
Building STEM Collaborations
Volume 1 Proceedings
Last updated: 10/31/2017