Welcome to STEM Conference 2020

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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 is held at Science Centre Singapore from 5 to 6 November 2020 will feature a mixture of presentations by local and international speakers, tinkering and Applied Learning workshops that 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

Digital Booth Reservation*

Corporate Group Conference Pass*

Individual Conference Pass**

Single Booth Rate

$600

Single Pass Rate

$50

Single Pass Rate

$50

New Partner Rate

$450 (25% off)

Local Group Rate1

$25 (50% off)

Local non-ALP Schools and MOE Educators Rate

$30 (40% off)

Multiple Booth Rate (>2)

$420 (30% off)

Overseas Group Rate1

$25 (50% off)

Existing Partner Rate

$390 (35% off)

 

 

Overseas Educators/ASPAC Member Rate

$30 (40% off)

 

 

 

 

Select ALP School Educators Rate

Complimentary

 *Email sales@science.edu.sg for booking information.
**Visit science.edu.sg/stem-conference for upcoming info on registration and payment.
1Group rate applies to purchase of at least 5 passes

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STEM Conference 2020 Keynote Speakers

Expertise from around the globe.

  • Dr Christine M. Cunningham

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    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

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    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

    08:00 – 08:50


    Registration

    Tea Reception

    09:00 – 09:10

    Welcome Address:

    Associate Professor Lim Tit Meng, Chief Executive, Science Centre Board

    09:10 – 09:50

    Keynote I:

    Dr Stuart Kohlhagen, Director of Science and Learning, Questacon

    09:50 – 10:30

    Keynote II:

    Teo Tang Wee, Associate Professor, National Institute of Education

    10:30 – 11:00

    Tea Break

    11:00 – 12:00

    Panel Discussion

    12:00 – 13:00

    Networking Lunch & Booth Activities

    13:30 – 15:00

    Concurrent Sessions

    15:00 – 15:30

    Tea Break

    15:30 – 17:00

    Concurrent Sessions

    17:00 – 18:00

    Free & Easy around Science Centre Singapore

     

  • DAY 2 | 6 NOVEMBER 2020

    08:15 – 09:00

    Tea Reception

    09:00 – 09:40

    Keynote III:

    Dr Christine Cunningham, Professor of Education and Engineering, Penn State University

    09:40 – 10:20

    Keynote IV:

    Ms Chua Shi Qian, Senior Assistant Director, MOE CPDD Sciences Branch

    10:20 – 10:50

    Tea Break

    10:50 – 12:30

    Concurrent Sessions

    12:30 – 14:00

    Networking Lunch & Booth Activities

    14:00 – 15:30

    Concurrent Sessions

    15:30 – 16:00

    Tea Break

    16:00 – 18:00

    Visit Maker Extravanganza