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CESTEMER Speaker Spotlight: Alison Dell

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.

  1. The possibility of connection and collaboration with amazing humans who are collectively redefining and broadening ways to access, process, and contextualize science (and science-adjacent) endeavors.
  2. Overall, I’m excited about the participatory format of the conference and about building the ARt in the Lab installation on site.
  3. You can find myself and Art in the Lab on Twitter @dell_alison and @artinthelab, respectively. Instagram: @aldella, @artinthelab. Also, you can check out the websites: www.alisondell.net  www.artinthelab.com

CESTEMER Speaker Spotlight: Carrie Kroehler

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.

Carrie Kroehler

Hi! I’m Carrie Kroehler, the associate director of the Center for Communicating Science at Virginia Tech. I attended CESTEMER 2017 in Chicago and met a diverse group of people from all over the country and from many disciplines and walks of life. I came home wonderfully reinvigorated and bursting with ideas to meet the challenges of helping people connect and communicate across differences.

I’m a workshop facilitator for CESTEMER this year. But I guarantee that whatever you get from my workshop is going to be tiny compared to what I get from interacting with all of you. CESTEMER is about sharing experiences, and it doesn’t matter whether you’re a presenter or an attendee–everyone’s experiences and perspectives are equally important. What do you do? How does your work intersect with the CESTEMER theme this year? How do you think about STEM education and research? You’ll find plenty of people eager to know.

Remember the old camp song? “Make new friends but keep the old, one is silver and the other gold”? That’s CESTEMER. I first heard about it from a friend, who heard about it from a former student. You may meet old friends, you’ll definitely make new, and the whole experience will be silver and gold. Be ready to listen, to learn, to play, to be taken out of your comfort zone, to laugh, and to be inspired.

CESTEMER Speaker Spotlight: Viviane Carrijo

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.

1.     What drew you to become involved with CESTEMER?

VivianeCarrijo

Literally: the CESTEMER mission.

I am always intrigued by the idea of a group of people from different areas gathered to co-create learning conditions, sharing experiences and overcoming problems. In the contemporary world, where individualism increases, where people do not look to another, do not laugh together, it is refreshing to find a conference that seems to bring different people with differences, but with a similar goal: move forward together, in collaboration and building new alternative for critically perform in the world.

Another reason:

I live similar situation in my Brazilian research group called ‘Language in Activities in School Contexts’ (Linguagem e Atividade em Contexto Escolar – LACE), for participating in two projects: The Digitmed Program and the “Bate-papo com Café” (Conversation Café Brazil). As educators, we have walked together to create in education new possibilities for resistance and expansion of life experiences. We do this in collaboration with students and teachers from public and private schools, with people of different ages, from different social and academic conditions, with deaf and immigrants. So, to find the CESTEMER, I was with immense desire to share my experiences, to know the experiences of many different people and live new experience at this conference!

2. What are you most excited about experiencing at CESTEMER in June?

The whole CESTEMER makes me excited!

I look forward to cultivating and learning the inclusive and collaborative alternatives of the different people who will be there, I’m anxious to build relationships to advance my performance in the world. I have the feeling that CESTEMER will be a great change in my life as a person, teacher, and researcher! So let’s become together!

3. What are some ways people can get connected to you and your work?

Here are some ways to connect to me:

e-mail: vivinice@gmail.com

http://lattes.cnpq.br/5106585484359564

https://ifsp.academia.edu/VivianeCarrijo

https://www.linkedin.com/in/viviane-carrijo-93898650/

To connect to my work and my research group, I recommend the paper:

http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0102-44502019000300401&lng=en&tlng=en

Finally, I send a video to make you curious about my interactive session!