Are you a pre-university STEM educator in the classroom or engaged in informal education? Or are you an IEEE member interested in pre-university STEM outreach or already engaged in STEM outreach? Or are you interested in AI and the Metaverse? The IEEE STEM Summit is an event for you!

Registration for the 3rd annual STEM Summit is now open. This is a free virtual event where STEM enthusiasts, pre-university educators, and volunteers come together to share and inspire each other with STEM opportunities, resources, and activities. You can view the entire program here.

Keynote Speaker: Minjuan Wang

Minjuan Wang is a keynote speaker for the IEEE STEM Summit: The Impact of Metaverse and Generative AI on EducationThis year, participants will have the opportunity to hear from keynote speaker Minjuan Wang. She will present “The Impact of Metaverse and Generative AI on Education” at 12:30pm on Wednesday 25 October.

The Metaverse is considered the third wave of the Internet revolution, able to support persistent interconnected online 3D virtual environments (3DVE), and promising to bring new levels of social connection and collaboration. How to effectively design and use Metaverse in teaching and learning remains crucial for the development of effective learning experiences. Meanwhile, Generative AI such as ChatGPT entered the spotlight in 2023 and stirred conversations around the world on its usage and “threats” to teaching, learning and training.

In this presentation, Dr. Wang will first showcase exemplary Metaverse technologies and learning platform, then share an Edu-Metaverse Ecosystem she published with her students and international collaborators.

More About Minjuan Wang

Dr. Minjuan Wang is Professor and Program Head of Learning Design and Technology (LDT) and Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies (TLT). Previously, she worked as a program manager for the Chancellor’s Office of CSU. She teaches Methods of Inquiry, Designing and Developing Learning for the Global Audience, and Mobile Learning Design. Her research specialties are multidisciplinary, focusing on learning across the Metaverse, Cross-Reality (XR) and Immersive Learning, AI in education, and the sociocultural aspects of learning design and the use of technology.

As an internationally recognized scholar, Dr. Wang has served as an invited or keynote speaker to about 40+ international conferences. She has more than 100 peer-reviewed articles published in indexed journals and books, and many of her publications are widely cited by researchers around the world. You can learn more about Minjuan here.

Metaverse and STEM Learning

Interested in learning more about Metaverse? Check out this TryEngineering student guide on the Metaverse including an on demand webinar featuring Prof. Frank H.P. Fitzek, Chair Head, TU Dresden, who shares his work in Metaverse, the tactile internet and the need for novel communication approaches.