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2017 Central Appalachia STEM Summit

December 5, 2017 @ 8:00 am - December 6, 2017 @ 5:00 pm UTC-5

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 to Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center | Abingdon, Virginia 24210

You are invited to participate in a regional conference that explores the connections between science, technology, engineering and mathematics and the liberal arts! Set within the context of the future economic development and vitality of communities spanning North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, the conference sessions focus on career pathways, partnerships, and teacher professional development.

Keynote Speakers

  • The Honorable Karen R. Jackson, Secretary of Technology – Virginia
  • Chancellor Donna Henry, The University of Virginia at Wise
  • Megan Atkinson Hamilton, The Barter Theatre, Abingdon, VA

    Sample Topics and Sessions

  • Bridges to the Baccalaureate
  • Cybersecurity
  • Writing in Science and Mathematics
  • Explore the ETSU STEM Graduate Certificate
  • Using Microsoft HoloLens Mixed-Reality Device in Curriculum Development for

    Washington County Virginia Schools

  • School-university partnerships to developing Maker Spaces in Radford City Schools
  • The Tennessee STEM Innovation Network
  • Integration of Math and Computing using Open Source Software
  • Integrative STEM: Developing problem-based learning curricula
  • SLICE – STEM+Literacy Project
  • MathElites and ScienceElites Programs
  • Career Pathways in the Health Sciences
  • The Virginia-Tech/Science Museum of Western Virginia Partnership

    Audience: Educators, as well as Business, Community and Government Leaders Contact:

    Penny McCallum, Director; Virginia Tech Southwest Center; pmccallum@swcenter.edu; 276-619-4311
    Brenda Justus, Assistant; bjustus@swcenter.edu; 276-619-4310

    Register online at: http://www.cpe.vt.edu/swvac
    Be a sponsor! Contact Sue Magliaro, sumags@vt.edu, 540-231-8325



December 5, 2017 @ 8:00 am
December 6, 2017 @ 5:00 pm


Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center | Abingdon, Virginia 24210