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Connecticut Stem Conference

Thank you for attending the 2014 Connecticut STEM Conference. Save the date for the 2015 Connecticut STEM Conference on Monday, October 5, 2015.

2014 STEM Conference Draws Over 350 Educators

Careers in the global workforce of the future will rely heavily upon preparation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. So the University of Hartford’s College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions (ENHP) and its community partners — Hartford Public Schools, Saint Francis Care, East Hartford Public Schools, West Hartford Public Schools, and the Connecticut Science Center — sponsored the 2014 Connecticut STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Conference at the Connecticut Science Center in Hartford on Oct. 6, 2014.

This third annual conference once again brought together experienced STEM educators to provide more than 30 presentations focusing on developing STEM curricula partnerships. The keynote speaker was Ellen Doris, Ed.D., a faculty member at Antioch University, whose publications include Doing What Scientists Do and Life at the Top: Discoveries in a Tropical Forest Canopy.

Highlighting school–community partnerships operating at the local, regional, and international levels, the conference featured presenters interested in building strong STEM relationships with teachers and administrators such as the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History and the Office of Naval Research. A University of Hartford faculty–student team working with LIMBS International, Inc. is helping to develop prosthetic limb services in developing countries.

The Connecticut STEM Conference is an example of the initiatives emerging from ENHP’s Institute for Translational Research.

View images from the conference and see a Hartford Courant article about the conference.