Innovative STEM Educators Share Ideas with IIT Boeing Scholars and Friends at “Shaping the Future” Event (Updated)

Update: This event will be held on April 2, not April 6 as originally announced.

On Tuesday, April 2, four innovative educators will speak at “Shaping the Future: Careers in STEM Education,” a free public event for high school students, organized by the IIT Boeing Scholars Academy.

IIT students are welcomed to attend, with registration.

Event description:
As the national need for engineers, computer scientists, and other STEM professionals grows, so too does the need for innovation and excellence in STEM education. While K-12 teachers fulfill an essential role in introducing students to math and science in school, STEM educators can come in many forms — university professors, after school and summer program providers, policy makers, and curriculum writers, just to name a few. At our “Shaping the Future: Careers in STEM Education” event, hear from four inspiring individuals who have each taken a very different path to their very different work in STEM education. Featured speakers include:

*Jason Coleman, Executive Director and Co-Founder, Project S.Y.N.C.E.R.E.
*Marc Hans, Founder and Executive Director, The scienceFIST Foundation; Coordinator of Math, Science, and Instructional Technology at School District U-46
*Rafael Rosa, Vice President of Education, The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
*Judith Zawojewski, PhD, Associate Professor Emerita, Illinois Institute of Technology; Senior Curriculum Designer, University of Chicago

The event will conclude with a moderated panel discussion and a reception at which attending students can mingle with speakers. Students considering a career in a STEM area and/or education are strongly encouraged to attend.

Event details:
Tuesday, April 2, 6 – 8 pm
McCormick Tribune Campus Center (MTCC)
McCloska Ballroom (west side of building)
3201 S. State St. Chicago, IL 60616
Register to attend