Once a year, the larger STEMS² community has the opportunity the get together and share how we are questioning and challenging the normative STEM narrative of what counts as STEM and whose knowledge matters. We invite teachers, students, researchers, community members, community partners, informal educators and anyone interested in STEMS² education to explore the roles that place, culture and identity play in addressing issues of equity and access while striving for educational experiences grounded in interdisciplinary real world problem solving. Our goal is to create a dynamic learning environment grounded in the value of Aʻo (to teach and learn in a reciprocal relationship). We work to create inclusive, interactive spaces to hear as many voices as possible in multiple session formats.
Talk Story/Paper Session – Presenters facilitate knowledge sharing and discussion on a focused experience or research topic (30 min).
Poster – A conference-style poster is utilized to share findings from experiences and research, providing opportunities for thoughtful conversations (60 min).
Workshops – Presenters share skills, knowledge and resources with the goal of developing participants’ access to new skills, forms of knowledge and resources (60 min).
Performances – Knowledge sharing occurs through artistic expression including dance, music, drama, etc (30 – 60 min).
Community Partner & Exhibitor Tables – Community partners and collaborators host exhibits, share resources, and share information about their programs and/or projects.
Whether a presenter or participant, we encourage everyone to contribute in making the STEMS² Symposium a place where all attendees can engage in the pillars of STEMS² while being a teacher and learner at all times.
Participation in the STEMS² Symposium is free, supported by donations and partnerships. If you are interested and/or able, please donate to support future STEMS² symposiums and network events. A donation is not required to participate.