Happy new year! While many flock to the gym and focus on physical fitness at this time of year, it’s no surprise that the STEMchat crowd is taking a more cerebral approach to the year ahead. On Tuesday, January 8 at 9 PM Eastern, we’re going to talk about STEM, Learning and Making Goals for 2013.
Once again, we’ve got a great panel to help us dive into the discussion. Even more exciting, this time I’ve tapped the talents of the STEMchat brain trust. (Join here!)
Carol Tang @CarolTang1 is the Director of the Coalition for Science After School and is a science educator committed to inspiring young people through science experiences in out-of-school settings such as museums, aquariums, parks and afterschool/summer programs.
DN Lee @DNLee5 is a National Science Foundation GK-12 Fellow Alum whose work with inner-city high school students resulted in her interests in Science Outreach and promoting STEM education to diverse audiences. She writes The Urban Scientist blog at Scientific American, “a hip hop maven blogs on urban ecology, evolutionary biology & diversity in the sciences.”
Doctor G (Deborah Gilboa, MD) @AskDocG is a Board Certified Family Physician, mother of four, author of Teach Resilience: Raising Kids Who Can Launch! and a professional parenting speaker who is hosting PBS’ new program “iQ SmartParent” about the intersection of parenting and technology.
Monica Metlzer @IllinoisScience is President of the Illinois Science Council and strives to connect sci-curious adults with Illinois’ leading universities, museums, corporations, zoos, medical centers and national laboratories through engaging programs.
(Note to self: make a 2013 commitment to including men on the panels.) (<–I’m making progress.)
Our sponsor is the Illinois Science Council is an independent, 501c3, nonprofit organization that aims to keep alive the great human fascination with science. They host a variety of casual, interesting and fun events for adults who want to cultivate their innate curiosity about science.
Join us for #STEMchat on the 8th! If you’re not sure what to expect, here’s a Twitter chat primer. I find it easiest to keep up with the conversation using Tweetchat, which automatically posts the hashtag, once you’ve signed in and entered it.
Take a look at the 2012 #STEMchat recaps and sign up for a monthly reminder. Speaking of which, the February chat, sponsored by National Engineer’s Week will take place on Wednesday evening, February 20 to coincide with Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day.