Welcome to STEM Conference 2020

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Announcement

Dear Delegates and Exhibitors,

Thank you for being part of STEM Conference 2020, which happened on 5 and 6 November 2020. Jointly organised with Singapore Science Centre Global Pte Ltd, the STEM Conference was a digital first for Science Centre Singapore.

You may now view all session recordings on the STEM Conference 2020 Portal, which will be made available till 4 December 2020. On the portal, you may connect via the Meeting Hub, visit the Virtual Exhibition as well as gain points till 13 November 2020 2359hrs (GMT+8). After which, the top scorers will be shortlisted and rewarded with prizes produced by the Science Centre Singapore’s Digital Fabrication Space Unit. All prize winners will be contacted via email.

Do share your feedback with us via the post-conference evaluation form. The first 100 entries will be awarded 200 points. Your candid feedback will greatly help us to improve our planning and execution of the next event.

Until we meet again, please stay safe and stay strong!

Thank you.

 

About STEM Conference 2020

STEM Conference 2020 aims to bring together educators and professionals from STEM disciplines to foster collaboration and share best teaching practices.

The two-day conference, organised by Science Centre Singapore, will be a fully virtual event that will be accessible live on 5 & 6 November 2020. The event will feature presentations by local and international speakers that aim to promote STEM education and careers.

The theme for STEM Conference 2020

“Learning without boundaries with STEM: Engaging in Exploration” is the theme for STEM Conference 2020. It aims to provide a platform for educators to have an engaging discussion among the community and to explore curating flexible learning experiences. It also aims at raising students’ aspirations in pursuing STEM careers by exposing them to real-world applications, problems and industries. More than just a school subject, STEM offers a fundamental way of understanding and changing the world for the better. 

There will be sharing sessions on best teaching practices in STEM education, the adoption of technology in the modern classroom and identifying new challenges, directions and efforts in continuing to promote STEM education to change the world for the better.

Conference Pricing

For Exhibitors, Corporate Groups and Individual Delegates
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Virtual Trade Booth*

Individual Conference Pass**

Exhibitor Original Rate

$600/booth

Standard Rate

S$50

Exhibitor Rate after discount

$450/booth

Local non-STEM ALP Schools and MOE Educators Rate

S$30

Exhibitor Rate for more than two virtual trade booths

$420/booth

 

STEM ALP School Educators Rate

Complimentary

Singaporeans & Singapore PR (Early Bird Discount Extended to 5 Nov 2020)

S$30

Overseas Participants (Early Bird Discount - Register before 31 Oct 2020)

S$30

ASPAC Member Rate

S$30

*GST Exclusive Pricing. Email sales@science.edu.sg for booking information on Virtual Trade Booths and Corporate Group Conference Passes (group rate applicable for a purchase of at least 5 passes)
**GST Inclusive Pricing. Visit science.edu.sg/stem-conference for upcoming info on registration and payment.

Conference Registration (Now Open!)

STEM Conference 2020 Keynote Speakers

Expertise from around the globe.

  • Dr Christine M. Cunningham

    STEM Conference - Dr Christine

    Professor of Education and Engineering | The Pennsylvania State University

    Christine M. Cunningham is a vice president at the Museum of Science, Boston, where she works to make engineering and science more relevant, accessible, and understandable, especially for underserved and underrepresented populations. As the founding director of the ground-breaking Engineering is Elementary (EiE) project, she has developed engineering curricula for preschool through middle school students and professional development for their teachers. As of August 2017, EiE has reached 14 million children and 172,000 educators nationwide. 

    Cunningham has previously served as a director of the Tufts University Center for Engineering Educational Outreach, where her work focused on integrating engineering with science, technology, and math in professional development for K–12 teachers. She also directed the Women’s Experiences in College Engineering project, the first national, longitudinal, large-scale study of the factors that support young women pursuing engineering degrees. Cunningham is a fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). She has been awarded the ASEE K–12 and Pre-College Division Lifetime Achievement Award, the IEEE Pre-University Educator Award, the International Society for Design and Development in Education Prize, and the Alpheus Henry Snow Prize. 

    In 2017 her work was recognized with the prestigious Harold W. McGraw Jr. Prize in Education. She holds a BA and MA degrees in biology from Yale and a PhD in science education from Cornell University.


  • Dr Stuart Kohlhagen

    STEM Conference - Dr. Stuart Kohlhagen

    The Science Nomad | Director, Science and Learning | Kellyware Pty Ltd

    Dr Kohlhagen is a Professor who dedicated his career to science and learning and supporting the professional development of educators around the world. He has worked with Questacon, the National Science and Technology Centre in Canberra for almost 40 years and has vastly contributed in shaping and delivering many of the programs, shows, and demonstrations that form a key part of the centre’s activities and outreach programs.

    He is a creator of The Science Nomad – a project aimed at supporting support educators and learners through the use of humble materials to provoke powerful learning and to gather and share from indigenous communities across the world indigenous knowledge and knowledge systems regarding science, technology, design, and innovations. For years, he has been implementing effective STEM education approaches and preparing educators for jobs of the future, all around the world.

    He is also the designer of several public artworks – relating to a number of natural phenomena and has created a number of public encryption/code-based artworks. He has been awarded a Creative Fellowship by Wonder Walk Victoria to develop the concepts for several public science/art installations for the Melbourne CBD.

    In 2000 he was awarded a Public Service Medal for his contribution to informal science education, and in 2013 won the “Iron Science Teacher” competition at the renowned San Francisco Exploratorium’s Teachers Institute.  He graduated from ANU with a PhD (working on drug resistance and energy metabolism in parasites with Chris Bryant).

  • Associate Professor Teo Tang Wee

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    National Sciences & Science Education (NSSE) | National Institute of Education

    Teo Tang Wee is an Associate Professor at the National Institute of Education (NIE), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. She is currently the Co-Head of the Multi-centric Education Research & Industry STEM Centre at NIE (meriSTEM@NIE). She has been involved in STEM education and research for more than a decade. Prior to her doctorate studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, she was a chemistry teacher at a STEM school. Her PhD work was about a U.S. STEM teacher doing reform work. She has published extensively in STEM education research and delivered keynotes at multiple STEM conferences. Her current research interest is inequity issues in STEM education.

    Tang Wee was awarded the Singapore Ministry of Education Teaching Award to read Chemistry at the National University of Singapore. She was an active member of the Special Programme in Science and Talent Development Programme. In 2018, she was the recipient of the NIE Research Excellence Award and the Xilong Scientific - Singapore National Institute of Chemistry Industry Award in Chemistry Education.

    In 2007-2011, she received the National Institute of Education Overseas Graduate Scholarship to pursue her PhD in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. 

  • Ms Chua Shi Qian

    STEM Conference - Ms Chua

    Senior Assistant Director | Sciences Branch, Curriculum Planning & Development Division 1 | Ministry of Education, Singapore

    Shi Qian is the Senior Assistant Director (Science) at the Curriculum Planning & Development Division of the Ministry of Education, Singapore. She has previously worked in two secondary schools as an educator and served in several divisions in government agencies.

    Prior to her current position, Shi Qian was the Head of Department (Special Projects) at Hong Kah Secondary School. She was instrumental in starting the school’s STEM Applied Learning programme named “Real-World Learning through Electronics”. She worked with teachers and partners (e.g. STEM Inc at Science Centre Singapore) to introduce electronics to students and teachers. As an educator who was new to the foray of STEM, Shi Qian kept herself abreast of the latest STEM issues and actively shared her learning with teachers and students.

    Shi Qian believes that students should own the learning process and through purposeful play, students embrace the joy of learning. She is an advocate of learning by doing, experimenting and tinkering in groups. Shi Qian was awarded the 2017 Outstanding STEM Teacher Award by the Singapore Ministry of Education, for her contributions to the STEM Applied Learning Programme.

  • Mr Gary Lim

    STEM Conference - Mr Gary Lim

    Head of Education, Google Cloud, Southeast Asia

    As the Head of Education for Google Cloud in Southeast Asia, Gary is responsible for helping to transform the government and education agenda in this digital transformation of industries through successful executions of a broad set of initiatives within Singapore and the ASEAN region. He engages with Educators, Government Elites and Policy Leaders as their trusted advisor to ensure all stakeholders are provided with the latest in education technology to enhance learning environments and ensure a steady pool of future-ready individuals.

    Gary also sits on various advisory boards where he contributes his time and insights with the primary focus on skills development in the infocomm sector. Gary has previously held key appointments in other private sector companies like Microsoft as well as the public sector. Gary is also currently serving as a Strategic Advisor of Inclus, a not-for-profit organization aimed at helping to create an inclusive society for people with disabilities.

    Gary graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Master’s Degree in Computing.

STEM Conference 2020 Agenda

Programme is subjected to changes without prior notice.

Kindly note that the conference programme currently listed under Days 1 and 2 will be refreshed.
The Conference is planned to be fully experienced virtually.

  • DAY 1 | 5 NOVEMBER 2020

     

    * The programme is preliminary and subject to change as more information and details are confirmed and received.

    Day 1 | AM | 1 of 1 Track(s)

    Time

    Session

    8.50 – 9.00 a.m.

    All Guests to log into Virtual Conference

    9.00 – 9.10 a.m.

    Welcome Address by Assoc Prof Lim Tit Meng

    9.15 – 9.45 a.m.

    Keynote Presentation: Educating a next generation of problem solvers with engineering

    Prof Christine M. Cunningham | Professor of Education and Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, United States

    9.50 – 10.20 a.m.

    Keynote Presentation: Journeying STEM Education Across Time and Space

    Assoc Prof Teo Tang Wee | National Sciences & Science Education (NSSE), National Institute of Education (NIE), Singapore

    10.25 – 10.55 a.m.

    Keynote Presentation: STEM Education in Singapore Schools

    Ms Chua Shi Qian | Senior Assistant Director (SAD), Sciences Branch, Curriculum Planning & Development Division (CPDD), Ministry of Education (MOE), Singapore

    11.00 – 11.30 a.m.

    Panel Discussion involving Prof Christine M. Cunningham, Assoc Prof Teo Tang Wee and Ms Chua Shi Qian

    Moderated by Assoc Prof Lim Tit Meng

    11.30 – 1.30 p.m.

    Virtual Networking & Exhibitor Engagement

    11.30 – 12.00 p.m.

    Virtual Networking Session 

    12.00 – 1.00 p.m.

    Lunch and Screen Break

    1.00 – 1.30 p.m.

    Exhibitor Engagement Session

    Day 1 | PM | 1 of 3 Track(s)

    Time

    Session

    1.30 – 1.50 p.m.

    Problem Based Learning in the STEM Disciplines-Modeling the Legacy Cycle of Instruction in High School Biology 

    Professor Martha Day & Miss Kacie Gaekle | Western Kentucky University, United States

    2 – 2.20 p.m.

    STEM+ME 

    Miss Ratchaneewun Baramee | National Science Museum, Thailand

    2.30 – 2.50 p.m.

    The Use of Installation Arts in Teaching Genetic Concepts 

    Mr Saturnino Macasinag | Ligao National High School, Philippines 

    3 – 3.30 p.m.

    Virtual Networking & Screen Break

    3.30 – 3.50 p.m.

    STEAMING into SCIENCE - Storytelling as a stimulus for science education (Part 1)

    Ms Cassandra Wye | We Share the Same Moon

    4 – 4.20 p.m.

    STEAMING into SCIENCE - Storytelling as a stimulus for science education (Part 2)

    Ms Cassandra Wye | We Share the Same Moon

    Recommended prerequisite: Part 1

    4.30 – 4.50 p.m.

    Explore STEM world around Asia and Maker Faire 

    Mr Masakazu Takasu | Switch Science, Japan

    Day 1 | PM | 2 of 3 Track(s)

    Time

    Session

    1.30 – 1.50 p.m.

    Promoting learning experiences for underserved Thai children with Science Camp to enhance STEM education development

     

    Miss Wachiraporn Ditsomboon | National Science Museum, Thailand

    2 – 2.20 p.m.

    7E Innovation protocol in Science ALP 

    Mdm Parvathy R | Outstanding STEM Teacher Award Recipient, HOD (Science), Rosyth School, Singapore

    2.30 – 2.50 p.m.

    Enquiry Base Learning for STEM Education 

    Miss Narissara Borikul | National Science Museum, Thailand 

    3 – 3.30 p.m.

    Virtual Networking & Screen Break

    3.30 – 3.50 p.m.

    Intel AI for Youth in ITE 

    Mr Anshul Sonak / Mr Tan Boon Wee William | Intel Technology Asia Pte Ltd / Institute of Technical Education (ITE), Singapore 

    4 – 4.20 p.m.

    Promoting STEM education: STEM Assessment for Hong Kong (SAHK) 

    Miss Siu Ping, Ng and Mr Chak Him, Fung | The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 

    4.30 – 4.50 p.m.

    Enhancing STEAM education through developing open source-based UAVs

    Dr Koh Sueda, Prof Atsuko Yamasaki, Mr Makoto Nomura | NUS, Shibaura Institute of Technology (Japan), Japan Aviation Academy  

    Day 1 | PM | 3 of 3 Track(s)

    Time

    Session

    1.30 – 1.50 p.m.

    Engaging of STEAM through Tinkering

    Ms Fatin Iesa and Ms Chew Ling Ling | Tinkering Studio, Science Centre Singapore

    2 – 2.20 p.m.

    I am a Young Scientist Badge – programme revamp and digitalisation

    Dr Kiruthika Ramanthan | Deputy Director, Education Programmes, Science Centre Singapore

    2.30 – 2.50 p.m.

    STEM learning through innovative and sustainable Urban Farming solutions

    Ms Danielle Chan | Co-Founder, Citiponics

    3 – 3.30 p.m.

    Virtual Networking & Screen Break

    3.30 – 3.50 p.m.

    Half of what you know is wrong – and you can work out which half! (Part 1)

    Dr Stuart Kohlhagen | The Science Nomad, Director of Science and Learning, Kellyware Pty Ltd

    4 – 4.20 p.m.

    Half of what you know is wrong – and you can work out which half! (Part 2)

    Dr Stuart Kohlhagen | The Science Nomad, Director of Science and Learning, Kellyware Pty Ltd

    Recommended prerequisite: Part 1

    4.30 – 4.50 p.m.

    Cloud Innovations in K-12 Education with AWS

    Mr Vincent Quah | Regional Head for Education, Research, Healthcare and Nonprofit, Asia Pacific and Japan, Worldwide Public Sector, Amazon Web Services

     

  • DAY 2 | 6 NOVEMBER 2020

    * The programme is preliminary and subject to change as more information and details are confirmed and received.

    Day 2 | AM | 1 of 1 Track(s)

    Time

    Session

    8.50 – 9.00 a.m.

    All Guests to log into Virtual Conference

    9.00 – 9.30 a.m.

    Keynote Presentation: Learning Redefined; Skills Reinvented; Developing a Learn-Ready Singapore

    Mr Gary Lim | Head of Education, Google Cloud, Southeast Asia

    9.35 – 10.05 a.m.

    Keynote Presentation: The Roots, Shoots and much sort after Fruits of STEM (perspectives from a global gardener)

    Dr Stuart Kohlhagen | The Science Noman, Director of Science and Learning, Kellyware Pty Ltd

    10.05 – 1.30 p.m.

    Virtual Networking & Exhibitor Engagement

    10.05 – 12.00 p.m.

    Virtual Networking Session 

    12.00 – 1.00 p.m.

    Lunch and Screen Break

    1.00 – 1.30 p.m.

    Exhibitor Engagement Session

    Please Note: Track 3 begins at 1:00 p.m.

    Day 2 | PM | 1 of 3 Track(s)

    Time

    Session

    1.30 – 1.50 p.m.

    Enjoy Science Careers for the Future 

    Miss Patcharaporn Kanngan | National Science Museum, Thailand

    2 – 2.20 p.m.

    Maker Space and STEM Education development 

    Miss Thanaporn Kongsiang | National Science Museum, Thailand 

    2.30 – 2.50 p.m.

    Viewbox as an effective teaching platform for the teaching of sagittal anatomy of the Head and Neck anatomy 

    Dr Chee-hon Ng | Novena Medical Centre, Singapore  

    3 – 3.30 p.m.

    Virtual Networking & Screen Break

    3.30 – 3.50 p.m.

    Outdoor Mathematics Teaching and Learning in Secondary Schools

    Miss Camarine Heng | STEM Inc, Science Centre Singapore

    4 – 4.20 p.m.

    STEAM (Integration of Programming Robots and Art) to Support STEM Disciplines and Early Childhood Education 

    Dr Chung-Oi, Kay Kok | Wow Education International, Singapore 

    4.30 – 4.50 p.m.

    Pre-service Science Teacher Education’s perception of STEM in Indonesia 

    Mr Kristian Felix | University of Medan, Indonesia 

    Day 2 | PM | 2 of 3 Track(s)

    Time

    Session

    1.30 – 1.50 p.m.

    Developing STEM Skills for Primary School Students using 3D Technologies 

    Mrs Mandi Dimitriadis | Director of Learning, Makers Empire, Australia 

    2 – 2.20 p.m.

    Inquiry Learning through Science Busking: Factors Affecting Lower Tracked School Student Interest in School Science 

    Mr Zhang Jiawen | Ministry of Education (MOE), Singapore 

    2.30 – 2.50 p.m.

    Investigating Primary Flight Movements

    Mr Ramasamy Venugopal | Outstanding STEM Teacher Award Recipient, Northbrooks Secondary School, Singapore

    3 – 3.30 p.m.

    Virtual Networking & Screen Break

    3.30 – 3.50 p.m.

    Using Potato Pirates Card Game as a Scaffold to Introduce Coding

    Mr Ang Peng Siang, Patrick and Mdm Joyce Ng | Outstanding STEM Teacher Award Recipient, Changkat Changi Secondary School 

    4 – 4.20 p.m.

    Engaging Student Scientific Inquiry Skills and Creativity in Biology, Chemistry and Physics STEM Performance Tasks – Part 1 (Design considerations and process)

    Ms Lee Mei Choo (ST), Mr Phua Zhengjie, Mr Tan Weng Seng, Mr Ong Chiau Jin | Raffles Institution, Singapore 

    4.30 – 4.50 p.m.

    Engaging Student Scientific Inquiry Skills and Creativity in Biology, Chemistry and Physics STEM Performance Tasks – Part 2 (Facilitation Process)

    Ms Lee Mei Choo (ST), Mr Phua Zhengjie, Mr Tan Weng Seng, Mr Ong Chiau Jin | Raffles Institution, Singapore

    Recommended prerequisite: Part 1 

    Day 2 | PM | 3 of 3 Track(s)

    Time

    Session

    1.00 – 1.20 p.m. 

    Building Teachers’ Capacity in STEM Education and enabling fun STEM learning for students

    Dr Tan Mui Hua | Senior Curriculum Specialist, Science Centre Singapore 

    1.30 – 1.50 p.m.

    “Drawing a new path in STEM education – in 3D”

    3Doodler 

    2 – 2.20 p.m.

    Relationship between English language learning and STEM learning

    Visang

    2.30 – 2.50 p.m.

    Introduction of the vast capabilities of teaching with the Thymio education robot for all students ages 5-14

    Sara Montecchiari, Evgeniia Bonnet, Sophia Reyes Mury, Melissa Skweres | Swiss Federal Institute of technology, Lausanne, Switzerland

    3 – 3.30 p.m.

    Virtual Networking & Screen Break

    3.30 – 3.50 p.m.

    [Title Pending] 

    Mr Ian Chew, McGraw Hill Education

    4 – 4.20 p.m.

    High Engagement Virtual Toolkits for STEM Enrichment

    Mr Alan, Nullspace

    4.30 – 4.50 p.m.

    Coding Dojo: Massive Collaborative eCourse for Teaching Secondary Students Python 

    Mr Jin, Code Ninja