Delaware State University to host Delaware STEM Symposium and Awards

DOVER — Delaware State University will host the fourth annual 2018 STEM Symposium and Educator Awards Gala Wednesday in the second floor parlors of the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Center on campus.

Representatives of the state Department of Education and Department of Labor are expected to participate in the event throughout the day. They will be joined at the Symposium by the First State’s most talented STEM teachers, business leaders, nonprofit directors, members of the Delaware STEM Council, and Ashland Inc., to name a few. The day’s events will bring together STEM advocates from across the Delaware Valley to the state’s capital city.

Registration will begin at 1 p.m. on the second floor outside the parlors at the top of the stairs. The afternoon’s panel discussions are:

• Session I, 1:15-2:15 p.m., The Role of STEM in Food and Agriculture in Delaware – A discussion on how Delaware is uniquely poised to take advantage of the way STEM is changing every aspect of food and agriculture production in American life and the broad array of STEM skills needed for related industries in the First State.

• Session II, 2:30-3:30 p.m., The Future of STEM and Healthcare in Delaware – Panelists will discuss the intersections between STEM and Healthcare that are not broadly recognized, and the importance of the identifying current and future roles STEM in health-related industries.

• Session III, 3:45-4:45, Delaware STEM and Information Technology — A discussion on the newfound avenues to harness the ever growing amount of information that need to be communicated and understood, and how technology and information are key drivers in the Delaware STEM economy.

Following the panel discussions, the day’s festivities continue with the Delaware STEM Educator Awards Gala. The awards recognize K-12 STEM teachers who continue to demonstrate high quality STEM innovation and excellence throughout the First State. Delaware’s Lieutenant Governor, Bethany Hall Long, will give the keynote address and deliver the awards alongside the Council’s Co-Chair, Dr. Teri Quinn Gray.

The day’s activities end with a Cocktail Networking Hour from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The MLK Jr. Student Center and Parking Lot 1 are located to right after proceeding through DSU 1200 N. DuPont Highway main entrance.

Registration can be done in advance by visiting http://delawarestem.org/symposium-awards-2018.

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