CESTEMER Mission Statement

If all the world’s a stage, who are our players and what are we making?

The conference brings together individuals with different sensibilities and interests in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to celebrate the interwoven nature of sciences, technologies, humanities and arts as human activities. Together we co-create the conditions in which we learn from, leverage, and share our diverse experiences.

WHY come?

  • To nurture inclusive and collaborative STEMM cultures.
  • To build relationships that redefine traditional boundaries.
  • To acknowledge and utilize the human lens through which we conceive, practice and communicate science and research.

WHO comes?

Participants are educators, researchers, performers, artists, students, activists, advocates and entrepreneurs from diverse areas  – academia, the arts, community organizations, business, industry, and non-profits. They are interested in bringing people together (ensembles) to transform the human/cultural experience of professional and social identities in STEM.

HOW we work?

Participants co-create playful, interactive, collaborative formats in order for practitioners and scholars to explore, demonstrate, and share the ways that they build and advance science and research.
Each conference is unique, organized by a combination of previous organizers, recent attendees and new associates.
The format is highly interactive: speakers, hands on sessions, open spaces, and a poster/share fair.

More information, here.

Raquell Holmes & Jim Martinez
Our Program & Location Chair enjoying interactions while exploring science during our 2019 conference
CESTEMER Committee
Raquell Holmes & Barbara Natalizio delivering conference logistics via singing #CESTEMER19 #CultivatingEnsemble

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

Stories in Science
CESTEMER 2019 participants were asked to share one or two words with the #storiesinscience board! Mónica Feliú-Mójer did! She wrote: “pivoting, fulfilling.”

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

-Loretta Cheeks

Jim Martinez awarded grant to Spur #Innovation in #STEMeducation by cultivating ensembles of creative teachers!

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

-Bruce Corson

Physics Collaboration
Cultivating new ensembles at #CESTEMER19