MISF STEM Education Conference

STEM Education Conferences

Every year, MISF holds a one-day teacher professional development conference in STEM education for MISF member schools and other independent schools in Minnesota. This conference strives to:

  • inspire teachers to grow and improve STEM programs at their schools
  • build teacher knowledge and skills related to STEM teaching and learning
  • introduce teachers to community resources that support high-quality STEM education

Click here to see photos from this year’s STEM Education Conference

“It helped reinforce what I’m already doing while giving me the tools to change what needs to be changed.”
“I’m glad I came today!! It was nice to connect w/some other science teachers who are teaching in private schools. For me it was nice to see some of the engineering/coding tech for kids. Fun things to try to bring to my students!!”
“I was not sure how to start a STEM program or how to find resources. This has been helpful for me to figure out what to do.”
“I have more ideas for our makerspace and how to incorporate STEM throughout my curriculum.”

Special Thanks to our STEM Program Sponsors

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Click here to read about sponsorship opportunities for this conference.
Contact Lisa Vosbeek at lvosbeek@misf.org for more information.

Keynote Speaker
Victoria Velez
Process Development Engineer, Boston Scientific

Victoria Velez is a first-generation Latina engineer with a deep passion for STEM advocacy. Victoria was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland and her parents are immigrants from Peru. She received her Bachelors in Science in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University’s Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science.

In her current role as a Process Development Engineer at Boston Scientific, Victoria designs and develops new medical device technologies that help save lives. She leads the Hispanic employee resource group at Boston Scientific and has served on the board for the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Twin Cities chapter for the last three years. She also is an active mentor with the CLUES Youth in Action program.

Victoria was recently featured in TPT SciGirls Stories: Real Women Real Jobs, a documentary that profiles women from diverse cultural and professional backgrounds and shares the challenges and triumphs of “a day in the life” in STEM workforce.