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IEEE STEM Summit

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Are you an IEEE member interested in pre-university STEM outreach or an active IEEE volunteer already engaged in STEM outreach? The IEEE STEM Summit is for you!
Let’s build our STEM community by coming together to encourage, support and inspire each other. Join us as we share and learn from one another on all things STEM!
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STEM Summit Expo

Explore STEM Portal programs and partner exhibit booths. Engage in a virtual coffee chat with volunteers and exhibitors.
The Expo will run all week with live participation from exhibitors on Friday from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT.

 

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Event Schedule

 

1 Nov, Monday

  • 11:00 AM – 11:15 AM EDT – STEM Summit Welcome: Kathy Land
  • 11:15 AM -12:30 PM EDT – Keynote Presentation: John Cohn, Serious Play: An Engineer’s Perspective on Fun and Passion at Work
  • 12:30 PM EDT – PreU STEM Expo Opens

2 Nov, Tuesday

  • 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT – Inspiring a Passion for STEM Education through IEEE Resources
  • All Day – PreU STEM Expo

3 Nov, Wednesday

  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT – STEM Education & Volunteerism Tips from the 2020 Global Teacher Award Recipient
  • 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM EDT – Using Data to Tell the Story of your STEM Program’s Impact
  • All Day – PreU STEM Expo

4 Nov, Thursday

  • 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT – Let’s Talk STEM Outreach
  • All Day – PreU STEM Expo


5 Nov, Friday

  • 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT – Live PreU STEM Expo & Virtual Coffee, Challenge Winners Announced


6 Nov, Saturday

  • 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EDT – Family Build: Critical Load


Session Descriptions & Presenter Bios


Monday, 1 Nov, 11:00 AM ET

STEM Summit Welcome
Kathy Land, IEEE 2021 President & CEO and Steve Phillips, IEEE Education Activities Vice President

Susan K. (Kathy) Land is a Program Manager for the U.S. Department of Defense’s Missile Defense Agency. She has more than 30 years of industry experience in the application of software engineering methodologies, the management of information systems, and leadership of software development teams.

Kathy serves as the 2020-2022 IEEE Entrepreneurship Board of Directors liaison. Kathy served as the 2018 Vice President, IEEE Technical Activities. She also served two additional terms on the IEEE Board of Directors as Division VIII Director/Delegate in 2011 and 2012 and as Division V Director/Delegate in 2014 and 2015. She was President of the IEEE Computer Society in 2009. Kathy was a member of the IEEE-USA Board of Directors in 2013 and 2016.

Kathy has been an active member of the IEEE Standards Association for more than 20 years and served as the Computer Society Vice President for Standards in 2004. She was the recipient of the 2007 IEEE Standards Medallion.

An IEEE Fellow, Kathy is the author and co-author of a number of texts and publications supporting software engineering principles and the practical application of software process methodologies.

She is an IEEE-HKN member and IEEE Computer Society Richard E. Merwin Award recipient.

 

Stephen Phillips earned the B.S. degree (Cornell University) and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees (Stanford University) in electrical engineering. In 1988 he joined the faculty at Case Western Reserve University. In 2002, he joined the faculty of Arizona State University and was appointed department chair in 2005. He currently leads the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering as its first director. He was elected president of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association and has served on its board of directors. He is a professional engineer registered in Ohio and has served as a program evaluator for ABET Inc. He was appointed by the IEEE to the ABET board of directors and currently serves on the ABET board of delegates. He was elected by the IEEE assembly as 2020 IEEE Vice President, Educational Activities. His teaching and research interests include modeling and implementation of control systems and microsystems, teaching methods to improve student learning, and web-delivered engineering education and its assessment.


Monday, 1 Nov, 11:15 AM ET

Serious Play: An Engineer’s Perspective on Fun and Passion at Work
Presenter: John Cohn, IBM Fellow, IBM AI Research, IEEE Fellow

Everyone knows that it takes a good deal of work to have a successful career; however, John Cohn believes that it also requires a good dose of play. He feels that play not only keeps us feel satisfied, engaged and productive, but helps us be more resilient. John will discuss how his passion for play and an engineering degree has taken him from corporate boardrooms to the deserts of Burning Man and ultimately to eating rats on a reality TV show.


John Cohn
is an IBM Fellow in the MIT-IBM Watson AI Research Group based in Cambridge, MA. John earned a BSEE from MIT (’81) and a Ph.D in Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University (‘91)  where he was named a Distinguished Alumni in 2014. John has authored more than 40 technical papers, contributed to four books and has >120 worldwide patents. In 2005 John was elected a Fellow of the IEEE for contributions to high speed integrated circuit design.

John is active in education issues at a local, state and national level. In 2019 John was awarded the IEEE CAS John Choma Education award for his efforts at STEM promotion. He is so passionate about promoting STEM careers that he spent 59 days living and inventing in an abandoned steel mill as part of Discovery Channel’s technical survival show “The Colony”.  John lives with his family in a restored 19th century schoolhouse in Jonesville Vermont and is eager to share his love of science and technology with anyone who will listen.

Tuesday, 2 Nov, 11:00 AM ET – 12:30 PM EDT

Inspiring a Passion for STEM Education through IEEE Resources
Presenters: Lorena Garcia, Lori Nelson, Supavadee Aramvith, Connie Kelly

Join us to learn about all the resources that IEEE has to help you inspire a passion for pre-university STEM. Hear from an award-winning STEM educator on the importance of pre-university STEM outreach and the value STEM professionals bring when they engage with students.

 


Lorena Garcia, IEEE Pre-University Education Coordinating Committee Chair (PECC)

Lorena received her Electronic Engineering degree from Universidad del Norte (2006) and the M.Sc. in Electronic and Computer Engineering from Universidad de los Andes (2008). She has more than 10 years of experience in academic administration, teaching and research in important institutions in Colombia. Currently, she is Assistant Professor and Director of Laboratories and Facilities of the Faculty of Engineering and Basic Sciences of Universidad Central. Active IEEE volunteer for more than 19 years, Lorena has been a member of the Educational Activities Board for the last 6 years, and she is currently the IEEE EAB PreUniversity Education Coordinating Committee Chair. 

 

Lori Nelson, Award Winning STEM Educator

Mrs. Lori Nelson is a STEM teacher at Hampton Cove Elementary School. She was the 2020 recipient of the IEEE Meritorious Achievement Award in Pre-University Education. She has also been selected for several state and national awards, such as the National Science Teachers Association Sylvia Shugrue Award, the Air Force Association National Teacher of the Year (third place), the National Space Club Educator of the Year, and the Alabama Science Educator of the Year. Mrs. Nelson has presented sessions on STEM education at National Science Teachers Association conferences, the Space Port Area Conference for Educators, and Alabama Science Teachers Association conferences.

 

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Supavadee Aramvith, IEEE Section Education Outreach Committee (SEOC) Chair

Supavadee Aramvith received the B.S. (first class honors) degree in Computer Science from Mahidol University in 1993. She received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington, Seattle, USA, in 1996 and 2001, respectively. She joined Chulalongkorn University in June 2001. Currently, she is an Associate Professor at Department of Electrical Engineering with specialization Video Technology. She has successfully advised 11 Ph.D., 27 Master’s, and 36 Bachelor’s Graduates. She published over 130 papers in International Conference Proceedings and Journals with 4 International Book Chapters. She has rich project management experiences as the project leader and former technical committee chairs to the Thailand Government bodies in Telecommunications and ICT. She is very active in the international arena with the leadership positions in the international network such as JICA Project for AUN/SEED-Net, and the professional organizations such as IEEE, IEICE, APSIPA, and ITU. She is currently a member, IEEE Educational Activities Board (EAB) and Chair, IEEE EAB Section Education Outreach Committee. She is also a member of Board of Governors of IEEE Consumer Electronics Society (2019-2021), Communications Chair, IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee, IEEE New Initiative Committee member, IEEE N&A member. She also chaired Region 10 Sections & Chapters Committee in 2019-2020 and was the candidate for 2021-2022 Region 10 Director-Elect.  She formerly led Educational Activities and Women in Engineering for IEEE Asia Pacific (Region 10) from 2011-2016. 

 

Connie Kelly, IEEE Pre-University Education Coordinating Committee (PECC)

Connie Kelly has been in IEEE for more than a half century in roles ranging from Chicago Chapter Chair for Electronics in Medicine and Biology to Chicago Section Chair.  She is currently active on several levels as Chicago Section Education Chair, Chair of the Northwest Subsection, Region 4 Pre-College Activities Coordinator, and a on number of IEEE Committees.

Connie has a long history of STEM activity like manning booths or presenting at STEM activities from the traditional IIT Expo during E-Week to AAUW Tech Savvy and the Taste of Chicago Family Village.  She co-chaired the Chicago affiliate of the USA Science and Engineering Festival for three years and has been a Science Olympiad judge Future City and the EngineerGirl Essay Contest judge.

Connie has published comprehensive guides on running STEM program in and out of school which allows teachers, other engineers, or even students to put together STEM activities in their areas.

Connie has a BSEE, MSIE and PhD from IIT. 


Wednesday, 3 Nov, 11:00 AM EDT – 12:00 PM EDT

STEM Education & Volunteerism Tips from the 2020 Global Teacher Award Recipient
Presenter: Rania Lampou , Global Educator,  STEM instructor

As the economy shifts to more knowledge-intensive industries, we should meet existing demand for skills and develop the skills of young people who will drive future technological change and productivity. This presentation will explore the importance of STEM education in the curriculum of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. A competitive STEM base skills is vital to our future as STEM projects focus on inquiry and student-led investigations through open-ended problems and hands-on activities. Furthermore, this presentation will introduce innovative teaching practices of STEM methodology applied in various fields such as physics, astronomy and language teaching. Finally, the main focus of this presentation will be to suggest some effective and challenging ways of implementing STEM projects on a volunteer basis. Volunteers in STEM teaching will have the opportunity to discover new ideas sparking creativity related to different fields, such as community-based learning, entrepreneurship in school and outdoor activities.


Rania Lampou is a Global Educator, a STEM instructor and an ICT teacher trainer in Greece. She has a post-graduate degree (M.Ed.) in language teaching related to cognitive neurosciences and she is also a passionate researcher on cognitive neurosciences and neuroeducation. Currently, she is a STEM instructor at the Greek Astronomy and Space Company (Annex of Salamis) and she is also working at the Greek Ministry of Education, at the Directorate of Educational Technology and Innovation where she writes STE(A)M projects for Greek schools.

She has been awarded many national and international prizes (so far 90) and she is a “Global Teacher Award 2020” (AKS Awards) winner and a “Global Teacher Prize finalist 2019” (Varkey Foundation). Recently she has been selected as “Global Icon 2020” featured in “Passion Vista” Magazine, among the top 10 women entrepreneurs featured in “Fortune” and among the “100 most successful women in business” featured in an  Amazon book by “Global Trade Chamber ”. She promotes STEM vision by introducing STEM in astronomy and physics projects and combines STEM with Language Teaching. She is the founder and international coordinator of many innovative international projects that focus on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals described in the 2030 Agenda. She is also an author of scientific books for kids.  (ADD LINK)

 


Wednesday, 3 Nov, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM EDT

Using Data to Tell the Story of your STEM Program’s Impact
Presenter: Stephen Baker, Sr. Research & Evaluation Specialist, UChicago

Everyone offering youth STEM activities wants to know how much impact they are having. How do we know what to measure? How confident should we be in our results? What are the tradeoffs in our decisions about what to collect, when to collect it, and how to analyze it? This workshop will lead participants through the many choices available and provide specific guidance on navigating these choices to maximize what you can say about your program’s impact.

 

Stephen Baker is Senior Research & Evaluation Specialist at Outlier Research & Evaluation at UChicago STEM Education.
He has evaluated STEM and youth development school and afterschool programs for more than 25 years funded by Federal, state and local governments, as well as private foundations.
He is currently collaborating with IEEE to support evaluation of Pre-university offerings.

 

 


Thursday, 4 Nov, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT

Let’s Talk STEM Outreach
Panel: Burt Dicht (Moderator), Stamatis Dragoumanos, Cheryl Yoot Khuan Lee, Connie Kelly, and Pia Torres.
Panel of IEEE STEM Volunteers, from around the globe, share the basic steps of engaging in STEM outreach, various challenges and how they were overcome, strategies for engaging diverse populations, and best practices.

 

 

Stamatis Dragoumanos, Region 8 Professional and Educational Activities Subcommittee Past-Chair, EAB PECC member
Stamatis has a 12 year experience in teaching programming languages, algorithms and data structures on a variety of student ages and education levels. Eight years of experience out of 12 are in pre-university students as an Educator in private primary schools and public high schools. He is certified Soft Skill Trainer by Erasmus+. He is an inquiry based learning enthusiast and he strongly believes that soft skills development is one of the most important concepts that is missing in today’s Educational System.


 

 

Yoot Khuan Lee, IEEE EAB Pre-University Education Coordination Committee (PECC, 2019, 2020), IEEE EAB Section Educational Outreach member (SEOC, 2018), IEEE EAB PECC STEM Ambassador Working Group (2021), IEEE R10 (Asia Pacific) Educational Activities Sub-committee (2014, 2016), EA Coordinator of IEEE Malaysia Section (2013, 2015, 2017, 2018), Advisor to IEEE Malaysia Section Education Activities Committee (2019, 2020), Education Activities Co-ordinator of IEEE EMBS Malaysia Chapter (2009-2011), Executive Committee (Education Activities & Communication), Education Activities Co-ordinator of IEEE WIE Malaysia Affinity Group (2013-16)

 

 

 

Connie Kelly, IEEE Pre-University Education Coordinating Committee (PECC)

Connie Kelly has been in IEEE for more than a half century in roles ranging from Chicago Chapter Chair for Electronics in Medicine and Biology to Chicago Section Chair.  She is currently active on several levels as Chicago Section Education Chair, Chair of the Northwest Subsection, Region 4 Pre-College Activities Coordinator, and a on number of IEEE Committees.

Connie has a long history of STEM activity like manning booths or presenting at STEM activities from the traditional IIT Expo during E-Week to AAUW Tech Savvy and the Taste of Chicago Family Village.  She co-chaired the Chicago affiliate of the USA Science and Engineering Festival for three years and has been a Science Olympiad judge Future City and the EngineerGirl Essay Contest judge.

Connie has published comprehensive guides on running STEM program in and out of school which allows teachers, other engineers, or even students to put together STEM activities in their areas. Connie has a BSEE, MSIE and PhD from IIT.

 

 

Pía Torres is the Roboteam Program Manager. IEEE Women in Engineering Inspiring Member Award. JCI Jóven Sobresaliente de Argentina. Social Entrepreneur. Sustainability, Technology & Social Innovation Promotor. Internacional Speaker.

 

 

 

 


Friday, 5 Nov, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT

Live PreU STEM Expo & Virtual Coffee
Explore STEM Portal programs and partner exhibit booths. Engage in a virtual coffee chat with volunteers and exhibitors. Challenge Winners Announced


Saturday 6 Nov, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EDT

Family Build with TryEngineering: Critical Load
Presenter:
Stamatis Dragoumanos, Region 8 Professional and Educational Activities Subcommittee Past-Chair, EAB PECC member

Wondering if it is possible to spend quality time with our children while having lots of fun and, at the same time, learn exciting things in the field of STEM? Of course it is! Join us in this session, together with your children, where we will experience the implementation of one of the 136 Inquiry Based Learning lesson plans that are available on tryengineering.org. We will have fun building a structure with index cards. We will test the load the structure can withstand and explore the concepts of structural engineering, teamwork and engineering problem solving!


Stamatis Dragoumanos i
s a Software Engineer and Developer with specialization on Human-Computer Interaction in Virtual and Augmented Environments with almost 16 years of experience. He has a deep knowledge on programming languages, 3D graphics design and development, game development and web application. He is also a Chemical Engineer and has MSc in Computational Fluid Dynamics.

He has a 12 year experience in teaching programming languages, algorithms and data structures on a variety of student ages and education levels. Eight years of experience out of 12 are in pre-university students as an Educator in private primary schools and public high schools. He is certified Soft Skill Trainer by Erasmus+. He is an inquiry based learning enthusiast and he strongly believes that soft skills development is one of the most important concepts that is missing in today’s Educational System. He has participated in the forming and first steps of 4 startups and he is awarded by the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry for one of them. He is member the Past-Chair of the IEEE Region 8 Professional and Educational Activities Subcommittee, member of the IEEE EAB Pre-University Education Coordination Committee and member of the Pre-University Volunteer STEM Portal operating committee.