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 <b>"Shaping the Future: Careers in STEM Education"</b> 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:
<b>Jason Coleman</b>, Executive Director and Co-Founder, Project S.Y.N.C.E.R.E.
<b>Marc Hans</b>, Founder and Executive Director, The scienceFIST Foundation; Coordinator of Math, Science, and Instructional Technology at School District U-46
<b>Rafael Rosa</b>, Vice President of Education, The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
<b>Judith Zawojewski, PhD</b>, 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. <b>Students considering a career in a STEM area and/or education are strongly encouraged to attend.</b>
Tuesday, April 2, 6-8pm
IIT's McCormick Tribune Campus Center (MTCC)
McCloska Ballroom (west side of building)
3201 S. State St.
Chicago, IL 60616
<b>Register to Attend:</b>
Use the below form to register to attend. The week before the event, further information will be sent to the email address you provide. If you have additional questions, or should you require special assistance during your visit, contact Marya Spont, Program Director of the IIT Boeing Scholars Academy, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312.567.5193. We look forward to seeing you on April 2!