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CESTEMER Speaker Spotlight: Holly Walter-Kerby

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 part of the CESTEMER community?

Holly Walter Kerby

I was put in touch with Raquell through my work with the Alan Alan Center for Communicating Science.  Or was it the American Chemical Society? No matter, once I got in touch, we started talking about our mutual interests.  She strongly advised me to attend CESTEMER 2017. So I did.

If you can narrow down the experience of CESTEMER 2017 to one big takeaway, what would it be? What was most gratifying?

It was great to meet so many people doing fascinating and creative work in the field of art/science/education/research.  It inspired me and broadened my world and vision for my own work.

What is a piece of advice you would give to someone attending CESTEMER for the first time?

Meet as many people as you can, find out what they do, forge connections.

What are you most excited about experiencing with CESTEMER 2019?

Meeting new people with new perspectives, and hopefully, launching new collaborations.

What are some ways people can get connected to you and your work? (i.e. website, social media, etc.)

I am on Facebook (Holly Walter Kerby) and Twitter @HWkerby.  My Fusion Science Theater work is featured at www.FusionScienceTheater.org.  My science communication through story work will soon be featured at www.storyformscience.org.

CESTEMER Speaker Spotlight: Dr. Kate Gillespie

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?

Kate Gillespie

As a scientist I seek answers, as a creative I seek inspiration. Two sides of the same coin. CESTEMER appeals to me as a means to find the inspiration in science.  Through my preferred medium of poetry, I believe this can be accomplished.

What are you most excited about experiencing CESTEMER in June?

Excited to meld the abstract of science into a medium of poetic expression.
Through interactive workshop prompts, I am looking forward to giving scientists ice breaking conversational points, and science enthusiastic poets a map to make lyrical sense of science

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

Poems: new: http://five2onemagazine.com/three-poems-by-kate-gillespie/
My LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kathleen-gillespie-phd-3b1b7521/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PoeticPhD/
Albany Poets: https://albanypoets.com/2019/01/poetry-in-science-reading-series/

CESTEMER Speaker Spotlight: Neil Bardhan

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 part of the CESTEMER community?

Conversations with Dr. Raquell Holmes in 2014 got me excited about the possibilities at such a conference. I helped with some of the planning aspects for the 2015 & 2019 CESTEMER meetings and that further fueled my understanding of what can happen in this community.

If you can narrow down the experience of CESTEMER 2017 to one big takeaway, what would it be? What was most gratifying?

My takeaway was: Boldly try to create new work.

What is a piece of advice you would give to someone attending CESTEMER for the first time?

Have fun playing with the ideas and people you encounter!

What are you most excited about experiencing with CESTEMER 2019?

I’m excited to share the community with my co-presenter, Marion Leary.

What are some ways people can get connected to you and your work? (i.e. website, social media, etc.)

I run a consultancy for science communication and also work with a non-profit storytelling organization, First Person Arts, which allowed me to create the work that I’m bringing to CESTEMER. I’m on Twitter as @neilpbardhan.

CESTEMER Speaker Spotlight: Dr. Marisa Holzapfel

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?

Marisa Holzapfel

I met Raquell Holmes at Performing the World (PTW) conference last year, and she told me about the conference. As a chemistry teacher and research, I try to develop creative methods for science teaching in elementary and secondary scholars. I was very interested in the conference and in learning more about experience gained by others in creativity and teaching.

What are you most excited about experiencing CESTEMER in June?

I am curious to meet many new people and exchange experiences.

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

The easiest way to contact me is via the UDE hom

epage, https://www.uni-due.de/chemiedidaktik/holzapfel_en or email: marisa.holzapfel@uni-due.de.

CESTEMER Speaker Spotlight: Jeanne Garbarino

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?

I believe in the power of connection, particularly when it comes to STEM education and outreach. However, the infrastructures that support meaningful connections still need to be built and fortified. Meetings like CESTEMER help to bring together the many players in what can otherwise feel like siloed nodules that make up our STEM Education ecosystem. I am excited to make new connections, learn from others, and share my experiences and lessons learned when trying to break down barriers, and bring people together.

What are you most excited about experiencing CESTEMER in June?

I don’t know what I don’t know. I am really excited about meeting new people, finding new synergies, and having an opportunity to talk about our work with both RockEDU and how we are forging channels to better connect and support the national science outreach landscape.

What are some ways people can get connected to you and your work (i.e. social media, website, etc.)?

You can find me on twitter and insta at @JeanneGarb. RockEDU is also active in these spaces, find us at @RockEDU_.

You can learn about our in person programs through here https://www.rockefeller.edu/outreach/

You can access our growing collection of teaching and science outreach resources here https://rockedu.rockefeller.edu/

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!