Marquette University will host the 5th annual sySTEM Now! (Strengthening our Youth in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Conference on Tuesday, Oct. 21, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Alumni Memorial Union,
The theme of this year’s conference is “Emerging Opportunities Ahead.” Dr. Irving Pressley McPhail, executive vice president and chief operating officer of the National Action Council of Minorities in Engineering, will deliver the keynote address, “A Call to Action: Confronting the ‘New’ American Dilemma for Scientific and Technological Leadership,” at 12:45 p.m.
The conference will explore ways to motivate the next generation of scientists, engineers and technology leaders by discussing the role of education and public and private employer perspectives. Presentations throughout the day will include sessions on Project Lead the Way, STEM and the green economy, social consciousness and STEM and the STEM Equity Pipeline. A full conference schedule is available at www.esmke.com.
The conference is free for students; however, there is a fee for others who wish to attend. All participants must register for this event by calling (414) 297-7239 or visiting www.esmke.com.
Nomination forms for this year’s STEMMY Awards recognizing organizations and individuals that demonstrate unparalleled commitment to promoting STEM awareness are available at www.esmke.com. The awards will be presented during the conference luncheon.
Interested media should contact Mary Pat Pfeil in the Office of Marketing and Communication at (414) 288-4719.
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