About

CESTEMER addresses such practical questions as:

  • Inclusion: How do we create an inclusive, diverse, open and collaborative community of STEM practitioners?
  • Communication and Outreach: How do we talk to one another, people outside of our discipline, or those not in STEM careers?
  • Education and Professional Development: How does performance and STEAM affect learning content and developing professional identity?
  • Group Dynamics and Creativity: What interactions and social make up are needed for innovative research?
  • Cross and Multidisciplinary: How does performance foster cross-disciplinary approaches and understanding?

Conference objectives:

  • Seed innovative collaborations across disciplines
  • Learn successful approaches to developing a diverse (women, underrepresented minorities, 1st generation) STEM professionals
  • Share and learn performance-based educational and science research practices.
  • Develop skills mentoring, building inclusive environments, leading groups and communicating science.

The format is highly interactive: speakers, hands on sessions, open spaces, and a poster/share fair.

More information, here.

CESTEMER Organizing Committee members
Erik Olson, Nick Gross, Jenny Novotney, Raquell Holmes, Barbara Natalizio
CESTEMER Organizing Committee members
Erik Olson, Nick Gross, Jenny Novotney, Raquell Holmes, Barbara Natalizio

I have been describing it as a highly interactive conference that involves all participants in finding new ways to build/foster collaborative groups within STEM ed and research.

-Stephanie Pulford

Roscoe Giles and Nick Gross

The diverse workshop offerings and diverse individuals with interest to extend their knowledge using the tools shared.

-Loretta Cheeks

CESTEMER 2015

I had not anticipated having as much fun as I did. (Duh.)

-Bruce Corson

CESTEMER 2015