Sci-Ed Innovators Workshop and Expo

STEME Education Weekend - May 30 and 31

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An annual event, co-sponsored with New York University, brings together science teachers, researchers, students, policy makers, corporations and foundations to share innovative teaching methods for under-served schools. This year's weekend of fun and learning, features two key events; the STEME Educator Workshop and the STEME Showcase. View descriptions and registration for current and past STEME Education Weekends here.


STEME Educator Workshop:

Event Description:  Co-sponsored by the Jhumki Basu Foundation and New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture Education, and Human Development, this workshop focuses on providing New York City STEME (science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and environmental) teachers with an opportunity to learn about high quality, long-term professional development programs that are available to them in the city.  In hosting this event, we hope to build a pipeline of educators that feel confident and supported and view teaching STEME in NYC as a sustainable career.


Event Format: The event features six mini-workshops from leading educational STEME organizations.  Two mini-workshops run simultaneously during each of the three, 45 minute sessions. Guests have the opportunity to choose which mini workshops they will attend during each of the day’s sessions.


Featured Mini-Workshops:

  • Sci-Ed Innovators
  • Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots
  • NASA Endeavor
  • Math for America
  • City Science
  • STEM Teachers NYC

STEME Education Showcase:

Event Description: Co-sponsored by the Jhumki Basu Foundation, New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture Education, and Human Development, and Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots; the STEME Education Showcase, brings together students, teachers, administrators, educational leaders, policy makers, STEM professionals, and STEM related non-profits and corporate organizations, providing each with an opportunity to share and observe innovative teaching and learning strategies.


Event Format: The STEME Education Showcase features three events in one. 


Sci-Ed Innovators Expo

The Sci-Ed Innovators Expo brings together past, current, and future Sci-Ed Fellows and their students to present projects and investigations demonstrating how teachers are using innovative teaching methods, to build student authority, expertise, and enthusiasm for STEM in the classroom. Our students and teachers who are presenting projects, represent over 50 different NYC public schools.  Also on exhibit are research projects and interactive exhibits from leading STEM organizations and institutions around NYC.  Partners that have hosted exhibition tables in the past have included NYU Steinhardt, NYU Poly, NYU Wallerstein, Roots & Shoots, New York Hall of Science, Uncharted Play, Leave it Better, World Science Festival, Create Lab, Math for America, and BioBus.


Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots: Celebration of Service

The Celebration of Service is the annual culminating event where participating educators and students in the Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots service learning program come together to celebrate the past Roots & Shoots season. It is an opportunity for groups to showcase their achievements and be recognized for all the work they have done in investigating, reflecting, and taking action in their communities.


Keynote Speaker:

Rounding up the Showcase each year is a featured Keynote Speaker.  This year's charismatic pseaker is Dr. Adam Ruben.

This portion of the event is meant to bridge STEM education with STEM professionals.  Speakers are relevant, high energy, engaging to kids and adults, and have a deep rooted passion for STEM. 


Past Keynotes have included:

Dr. Lee Morin - NASA Astronaut

Carlos Dominguez - Cisco Senior VP

Dr. Jane Goodall - Renowned Primatologist and Anthropologist

Dr. Christopher Emdin - Associate Professor at Teachers College, Columbia University

Dr. Ainissa Ramirez - “Science Evangelist” and author

Darryl Lee Baynes- Co-Founder and CEO of Interactive Science Programs