This year’s theme was “All Things STEM from Education.”
Shawnee State University’s STEM Coordinator, Loretta Harvey, and four SSU education major students, Maryem Maghrebi, Jessica Patrick, Alicia Thomas and Liu Wu, attended the Sixth Annual Appalachian Ohio Mathematics and Science Teaching Research Symposium (AppO MaSTRS 6) on Sept. 26, 2015 at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.
The symposium is intended for all mathematics and science pre-service and in-service teachers, school administrators, university and college faculty and all others interested in STEM education. This year’s theme was “All Things STEM from Education.” The conference included keynote speaker, Dr. Sara Hartman, Early Childhood Education Professor, and concurrent sessions throughout the day on a variety of STEM topics and time for networking.
Session topics included the Ohio State Science Olympiad program/competition, math skills and strategies, nano-technology and claymation in STEM.
“The conference was an excellent opportunity for my students to learn new instructional strategies that will enhance both K-12 and undergraduate classrooms. Spending the day with other STEM educators was both informative and inspirational,” said Harvey.
Funding to attend the AppO MaSTRS 6 conference was made with support from Battelle Memorial Institute.
Battelle Memorial Institute is a private nonprofit applied science and technology development company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. The focus of the company is on contract research and development of work in the areas of metals and material science. Battelle is now an international science and technology enterprise that explores emerging areas of science, develops and commercializes technology and manages laboratories.