About

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.

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