Virtual STEM Education Conference
August 4-5-6, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and concerns about social distancing, this year’s STEM Education Conference will be a virtual conference.

Although past in-person conferences are hard to beat, we hope the virtual conference format will provide important STEM professional development support during this time.



This year’s conference features:

· Presenters you know and love as well as some interesting new ones
· Earn CEU’s for each session you attend

Conference Schedule

Two breakout sessions each day:

> 9:30 – 11:00 AM
> 1:00 – 2:30 PM

Each breakout session offers 2-3 different content options from which to choose

CLICK HERE for session content descriptions


Cost

MISF Members: $35 (Click here to see a list of MISF member schools)

Nonmembers: $105

Jayshree Seth
Corporate Scientist, 3M

Welcome and Keynote Address:
Tuesday, August 4
8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

8:00 – 8:15 – Welcome Tim and Sponsor
8:15 – 8:45 – Keynote
8:45 – 9:00 – Q & A

Global Perception of Science and the Need for Advocacy
Dr. Jayshree Seth, 3M Corporate Scientist and Chief Science Advocate, will provide an overview of the 3M State of Science Index, a global survey of more than 14,000 people in 14 countries to uncover what people think of science and how they perceive its impact on their daily lives. Many of the survey findings highlight the importance of reducing real and perceived barriers to science appreciation and STEM education—in order to ensure that we have a healthy pipeline of future scientists and engineers to solve tomorrow’s challenges. Jayshree will share her personal journey as she explores ways we can advocate for science and promote STEM awareness, equity, and access for all.

Jayshree Seth is a Corporate Scientist at 3M and leads the Applied Technology Development for Industrial Adhesives and Tapes Division. She has a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Clarkson University, New York and holds 67 patents for a variety of innovations. Jayshree was appointed as 3M’s first ever Chief Science Advocate in 2018 and is using her scientific knowledge, technical expertise, and professional experience to advance science and communicate the importance and benefits of science in everyday life.

Special Thanks to our STEM Program Sponsors

Partner Sponsors

Click here to read about sponsorship opportunities for this conference.
Contact Lisa Vosbeek at [email protected] for more information.