Register for the 2nd Annual STEM Summit

(opens in a new window) Registration is now open for the second annual STEM Summit (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math): Integrating STEM into Today’s Classroom to Develop Tomorrow’s Leaders on Thursday, February 9th, and Friday, February 10th, 2012.

About the STEM Summit: This free two-day Summit will introduce you to industry’s perspective on STEM, emerging technology trends and jobs that require STEM graduates and  K-20 best practices in education focusing on innovative teaching and learning in STEM.  As attendees, you will be examining curriculum for incorporation of best practices in STEM teaching and learning.

This free event includes lunch and snacks, materials, and fun giveaways.

  • Your educational colleagues will be sharing their strategies for incorporating STEM in the classroom
  • Industry professionals from aerospace and advanced manufacturing, education, energy, and information and computing technology will highlight emerging technology and workforce trends.

(opens in a new window) The STEM Summit is proud to announce that Dr. Bradley Layton, Assistant Professor for the Department of Applied Computing and Electronics at The University of Montana College of Technology will be the 2012 keynote speaker.

Dr. Layton received his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, with concentrations in soft-tissue mechanics and the molecular structure of collagen.  He serves as the Director of Energy Technology Program at The University of Montana College of Technology.

He is a passionate advocate and expert in educating this country about the threats of energy dependence and the opportunities available for adopting sustainable energy technologies.

We have reserved the Hotel Sierra, a premier boutique hotel, a less than five minute walk from the N-Building at Bellevue College, for you at the rate of $139.00 per night, plus tax.  Visit the Hotel Sierra (opens in a new window)  to reserve your room now.  After January 20, 2012, the room rate may no longer be available.  Mention or use the code “STEM Summit” to get this rate.  Contact us if you have any questions.

The curriculum development this year will be facilitated by Dr. Michele Royer. Expect an innovative practicum developed by Dr. Royer which will allow you to take a project and adapt it using STEM principles to your classroom.

In a fun hands-on environment of multi-disciplinary faculty teams, develop engaging student STEM projects in the context of aerospace, education, energy, and Information and Computing Technology industries using innovative collaborative teaching/learning processes. Through the guided activity you will:

  • Create multi-disciplinary student projects that can be applied to your classroom or to an online environment
  • Explore innovative processes for student collaboration across programs and institutions, and for industry engagement in student learning experiences
  • Share perspectives from different disciplines and different education levels through the lens of a collaborative project
  • Discuss barriers and possible solutions to implementing truly multidisciplinary student experiences to meet the needs of growth industries and emerging technologies

For more information or questions contact Maureen Majury, M.Ed., Director for the Center of Excellence for Information and Computing Technology at or 425.564.4229.

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