Virginia Tech Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology
3rd Annual Southwest Virginia STEM Summit  - October 2-3, 2016 - The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center - Blacksburg, Va
3rd Annual Southwest Virginia STEM Summit  - October 2-3, 2016 - The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center - Blacksburg, Va


Download a final program: swvstem16program.pdf

October 2, 2016 - The Moss Arts Center
5:00 - 6:45 p.m. Registration
5:30 - 7:15 p.m. Reception
6:00 - 6:05 p.m. Welcome by Ruth Waalkes, Executive Director & Associate Provost, Center for the Arts at VT
6:05 - 6:20 p.m. Dr. Ann Kilkelly, Professor Emerita, School of Performing Arts
6:20 - 7:30 p.m. Keynote: Tanner Upthegrove and Zach Duer, Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology, Cube: Immerse yourself in a different view of STEM
October 3, 2016 - The Inn at Virginia Tech
6:00 - 8:00 a.m. Registration and Poster Setup
8:00 - 8:15 a.m. Welcome
8:15 - 9:00 a.m. Keynote: Dr. Jeremy Ernst, Associate Director, Office of Educational Research and Outreach, VT School of Education: Re-Designed High Schools for Transformed STEM Learning
9:00 - 9:15 a.m. Break
9:15 - 10:00 a.m. Concurrent Sessions

High School Redesign: Follow-up conversation
Jeremy Ernst - Virginia Tech School of Education

Adapting Project-Based Learning to Out-of-Classroom Experiences
Derek Kellogg, Hannah Weiss - Science Museum of Southwest Virginia

Learning Across Virginia Tech
Penny McCallum - SWVA Higher Education Center

Communicating Science: A Participatory Workshop
Carolyn Kroehler - VT Graduate School

10:00 - 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 - 11:00 a.m. Concurrent Sessions

BRCGATE and the Agricultural STEM Lab: Carroll County's Partnerships for Success
Rachelle Rasco, Dwayne Huff, Mark Burnette, Nick Fairhurst - Carroll County Public Schools

Scaffolding Inquiry through Augmented Reality
Todd Ogle - TLOS

Student Success in Math for College and STEM Careers
Jennifer Stevens, Veronica Tate - VA Advanced Study Strategies

Community STEM Education, Just Do It!
Thomas Weeks (Tweeks) - Rackspace

11:00 - 11:15 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions

STEM Careers in the Classroom – Spotlight on Aviation and Space
Scott Tate, Elli Travis - VT dOffice of Economic Development

STEM It Up Together: The Benefits of Collaboration
Christina Martin, Richard Claus, Michelle Berg - Giles County Public Schools/Nanosonic

Virginia Tech Science Festival: Science Is Bigger Than You Think!
Phyllis Newbill - Center for Research in SEAD Education

21st Century 4-H: Integrating Agriculture to Teach on-the ground application STEM and STEAM
Sarah Morton - Virginia Tech: 4-H

12:00 - 1:15 p.m. Buffet Lunch and Poster Session, Latham BC
Lunch Keynote: Mr. Chuck English, Director of Playful Learning and Inquiry, Science Museum of VA, What’s New at the Science Museum of VA: STEM as a Pedagogy
1:15 - 1:30 p.m. Next Steps and Evaluation


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