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3rd Annual PreK-12 STEM Conference

Come join us for the exciting 3rd Annual Pre K-12 STEM conference and engage with local and state STEM Professionals as they share their expertise and offer successful and motivating strategies to engage children in the STEM fields!

  • Are you aware that there are newly adopted STEM attributes?
  • Are you interested in applying for STEM School Recognition?

Friday January 6, 2017
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
UNCW Watson College of Education Building

Learn more and register >

Event Details

  • Full day conference, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • STEM Best Practices
  • Recently adopted STEM attributes
  • Pursuing STEM school recognition
  • Rountable coversations with STEM Professionals
  • Grant opportunities for funding innovation
  • Breakfast & Lunch included with registration
  • Commerical and Non-Profit Vendor booths with information and Door Prizes!

3-D Printer & Software Workshop – Feb. 25, 2017

Last spring, CESTEM added a MakerBot Replicator 5thGeneration 3D printer to the inventory available for teacher checkout through the Technology Loan Program. The printer expands on resources and equipment CESTEM lends to teachers in support of project-based learning for middle and high school students.

A 3D printer and software workshop will be held on campus on Feb. 25 for teachers interested in learning to design and print 3D objects. After the workshop, participants will complete follow-up activities that include viewing videos and writing a lesson plan. After completing the workshop and follow-up activities, teachers can become eligible to check out the new 3D printer through CESTEMS Technology Loan Program.

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