STEM Conference

Preparing Students for 21st Century STEM Careers and Citizenship - September 20, 2013

8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Penn State Berks

Program Overview

Educators face a significant challenge in preparing students to live and work in a world that will be dominated by STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) jobs. Part of the challenge is getting students interested in STEM careers. Another part of the challenge is preparing students with the knowledge and skills to succeed in STEM careers.

This conference will provide teachers, school administrators, business leaders, and college faculty with an understanding of new and innovative ways to prepare students for 21st century STEM careers.

Keynote Presentation

Dr. Thomas Emrick, Executive Director, Smithsonian Science Education Center

Learn more about the Mission, History and Vision of the Smithsonian Science Education Center »

Feature Presentation

Michael Robinson, Ph.D. candidate in Mechanical Enginerring, Penn State University

Michael is an innovator in the use of robots to engage students. He is the creator of Frugal Bot and SERGY.

View a video about the SERGY Robot »

Panel presentations by leaders from public education and industry

View the full agenda »


$30 per person which includes break refreshments, lunch, and handout materials. The cost will be $25 per person for teams of 5 or more from one school or organization.


To register Print and Complete the Registration Form (PDF)
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