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Registration Open for Third VMI STEM Education Conference

FullTextImage/img/@altHands-on workshops are often a feature of VMI STEM education conferences. -- VMI File Photo by Kevin Remington.

LEXINGTON, Va., May 30, 2014 – Registration is open for Virginia Military Institute’s third annual Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education Conference to be held Oct. 7 and 8 at the Center for Leadership and Ethics.

The conference, themed “Engineering Ingenuity: Math and Science Concepts in Action,” will feature VMI faculty as well as educators from across the region discussing ongoing engineering research, careers for the current and next generations, and engineering programs that engage students beyond the classroom. Participants will be able to earn continuing education credits.

“We’re putting together a dynamic, diverse schedule specifically for teachers and administrators of grades three through eight,” said Col. David A. Miller, interim director of the center. “Through a variety of plenary presentations and hands-on workshops, participants will learn more about what is working in our elementary and middle schools and return to their classrooms with innovative engineering ideas.”

Participants will have the opportunity to attend sessions with nationally recognized engineers and educators, converse with colleagues from around the state, and explore ways of incorporating engineering lessons into the teaching and learning of math and science. An open-mic style forum will give all participants the chance to deliver five-minute speed presentations.

Early registration rates for teachers and administrators, at $75, will end June 18. From June 19 through Sept. 23, registration for these groups will be $95. Late registration, beginning Sept. 24, is $125. Registration for those other than teachers and administrators is $205.

To register and learn more about the 2014 VMI STEM Education Conference, visit www.vmi.edu/stemconference.

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