What makes the CESTEMER community unique are all of the outstanding participants who boldly cross disciplinary lines in their work, while creating and sharing all of the fun that can be along the way. Here we highlight many of these individuals with the CESTEMER Speaker Spotlights Series, where we’ve asked presenters from CESTEMER 17 and CESTEMER 19 to answer a few questions about what excites them about our community and the intersection with their passions.
What drew you to become involved with CESTEMER?
As an affiliated faculty member of the Mercy College Center for STEM Education, I am interested in ways the performing arts and arts-integrated STEM programming can enhance learning, communication, motivation, and persistence in STEM education. I am also interested in ways performance and arts-integrated STEM initiatives may be able to attract and retain populations typically underrepresented in STEM to STEM and STEM education.
What are you most excited about experiencing CESTEMER in June?
I am excited about expanding my perspective on STEM and STEAM research and education, as well as on performance and communication in and across disciplines.
What are some ways people can get connected to you and your work?
People can connect with me and learn more about my research, teaching, and storytelling by visiting my Mercy College Web page Wendy Mages: Mercy College.