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The agenda is updated as sessions are confirmed with speakers. Check back often for session updates!

 Wednesday, November 1
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm Registration Open Grand Ballroom
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Excursion Illinois Institute of Technology
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Reception
(Featuring St. Johns, Sponsored by Wentworth Institute of Technology)
Grand Ballroom
Thursday, November 2
7:00 am - 6:00 pm Registration Open Grand Ballroom
7:45 am - 8:45  Breakfast
(Sponsor: Loyola University)
Grand Ballroom
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Keynote Speaker
Major Kenyatta H. Ruffin

Grand Ballroom
10:00 am - 10:50 am STEM Summer Camps as a Recruitment Tool Administration
  The "How's and Why's" of Onsite Student Research:  Creating Opportunities for All Students Through Research Class Administration
  Bring Authenticity to your Coding Program Computer Science
  Process Over Product - Using Google Docs to Encourage Experimentation, Failure and Brilliance Humanities
  Teaching Mathematics through Distance Education Math
  Developing a Course Focused on Biological Problems in Contemporary Society: Opportunities for Interdisciplinary Connections, Differentiation, and Integration of Technology Science and Engineering
  Student Support in STEM Schools Wellness
11:00 am - 11:50 am Calling All Future Scientists and Engineers! Administration
  Cross Curricular Project Based Learning - Physics and Computers Science Computer Science
  Before Bob Dylan: Poets and Agitators in Popular American Music Humanities
  Standards Based Grading in the STEM Classroom Math
  Building STEM Confidence and Capacity in Girls Science and Engineering
  The Grand Challenges of K-12 Engineering Education in the 21st Century Science and Engineering
  A Model for Improving Wellness and School Climate: Results from BCA's Pioneering Wellness Initiative Wellness
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm  Lunch Grand Ballroom
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm College Fair Lakeshore Ballroom
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm Reach Outside the Classroom and Impact Your State Administration
  Tracking STEM Degree Completion Among Graduates:  Using Data from the National Student Clearinghouse Administration
  Pathways of Experience: The Evolution of the Senior Capstone Program at GSMST Administration
  The Scientific Narrative: Using Creative Writing to Craft Compelling Research Papers Humanities
  The Mathematics Classroom: Group Work vs. Working in Groups Math
  Mentors for a Minute -how students can successfully engage scientists for advice Science and Engineering
  Developing an Enhanced Advising Program for Talented Students Wellness
3:00 pm - 3:50 pm Community STEAM Outreach: The Bergen County Experience Administration
  Aquaponics – We built it! Now what? Administration
  Sprint to STEM Success: Combine the Agile Design Process for Project Success Computer Science
  Analytical Writing for STEM Students Humanities
  Using Geogebra to teach Multivariable Calculus Math
  Adventures with Electronic Student Lab Notebooks Science and Engineering
  Thriving: Connecting Academic and Social Skills to Promote Leadership Development Among Gifted Students Wellness
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm  Reception mHUB 
Friday, November 3
8:00 am - 9:00 am  Breakfast & Business Meeting Grand Ballroom
9:00 am - 9:50 am PD for all: Building the capacity of your teaching staff Administration
  Coding Arkansas' Future with Apps for Good Computer Science
  Piling Good Things: Using Science Fiction and Fantasy to Enhance Empathy Humanities
  Science Meets Humanities: Researching & Communicating Today's Science Humanities
  Games in Mathematics Math
  The Inner Light: The Great AmericanTotal Solar Eclipse of 2017 Science and Engineering
  Do Your Students Matter? Wellness
10:00 am - 10:50 am State Supported Residential STEM: Similarities & Differences (Part 1) Administration
  It's Gettin' HOTT in Here: Promoting Higher Order Thinking with Technology Computer Science
  Puzzlepalooza: An interactive look at engaging students in learning through puzzles (Part 1) Math
  Flipping Pieces - How to Build Successful Tech-Flipped Activities and Lessons (Part 1) Math
  STEM Innovation & Entrepreneurship Go Hand in Hand (Part 1) Science and Engineering
  The Neuroscience of Mindfulness: How to Encourage Wellness on Your Campus Wellness
11:00 am - 11:50 am State Supported Residential STEM: Similarities & Differences (Part 2) Administration
  Project-based, Collaborative STEM Education for High School Students: MIT Beaver Works Summer Institute Computer Science
  Digital Story Assessment in World Languages Humanities
  Puzzlepalooza: An interactive look at engaging students in learning through puzzles (Part 2) Math
  Flipping Pieces - How to Build Successful Tech-Flipped Activities and Lessons (Part 2) Math
  STEM Innovation & Entrepreneurship Go Hand in Hand (Part 2) Science and Engineering
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch
Sponsor (Illinois Institute of Technology)
Lakeshore Ballroom
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Holistic Admission Application Review in Pharmacy Education Administration
  Virtual Reality for Educators Computer Science
  A Librarian, Historian and Computer Scientist Walk into a Classroom: Digital Humanities Happens Humanities
  An Exploration of the Factors that Motivate Gifted and Talented Students from Underrepresented Populations to Engage in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Wellness
  Transitioning the Transition: Best Practices and Support for Trans Students in a Residential Setting Wellness
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm Residential Roundtable Administration
  Virtual Reality Demos for Educators Computer Science
  Makerspace Panel Science and Engineering
  Drone Demo Science and Engineering
  Wellness round table Wellness
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm Organized Group Dinner Opportunities (pay on own)  Meet in lobby
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Second City Event (additional purchase at registration)  Meet in lobby
Saturday, November 4
8:00 am - 1:30 pm Excursion IMSA/FermiLab

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