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UHCL, UTMB co-host conference spotlighting innovations in STEM
News Release
Monday, February 04, 2019

HOUSTON — University of Houston-Clear Lake and University of Texas Medical Branch will co-host the annual Greater Houston Area STEM Conference to be held March 2, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the Bayou Building, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston.

 More than 200 educators from over 20 school districts in the Houston-Galveston and surrounding areas will attend this one-day event. The conference, titled “New Horizons and Innovations in STEM,” will feature concurrent presentations, state of the art lab tours, and STEM-related exhibitors.

Professor of Research and Applied Statistics Michelle Peters and Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction Brenda Weiser, both from UH-Clear Lake’s College of Education, will be co-chairing the 2019 STEM conference. 

“STEM education is the key to our future,” Peters said.  “The challenge is that few truly understand what STEM should look like in the classroom. Educators have a good grasp on the key components - science, technology, engineering and mathematics - but struggle with the challenge of integrating.”

“We’ll have presentations that demonstrate how to accomplish this integration which teachers will be able to use in their classrooms,” Weiser said.  “Not only will local educators present but, some of our own UHCL engineering, computer science and digital arts faculty are presenting as well. We anticipate having over 20 exhibitors focusing on the importance of STEM and some faculty will have exhibits on projects they’re currently researching. This is a practitioner-based conference designed for educators.”

Among exhibitors attending are Artist Boat, the Houston Zoo, Fischer Scientific, Accelerated Learning, NOAA, Accelerated Learning/STEM Scope, Space Art Program, Geophysical Society of Houston, and the Galveston Bay Foundation. 

Teachers who attend will receive seven hours of continuing professional education credits.

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