STEMIEFest 2022

Meet Our KeyNote Speakers

Dr. K Renee Horton is a NASA Quality Engineer at Michoud Assembly Facility (MAF) in New Orleans. She is an advocate for diversity and inclusion in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), and works diligently in the community for STEM education and STEM outreach. Renee believes in changing the face of STEM. She is the founder of Unapologetically Being, Inc., a nonprofit for advocacy and mentoring in STEM.

Carmen Bogan is a children’s author, publisher, and frequent speaker. Her picture book, "Where’s Rodney?" (Yosemite Conservancy, 2017) illustrated by the award-winning artist, Floyd Cooper, was a starred Kirkus Best Picture Book of the Year, and a Junior Library Guild selection, which received numerous glowing reviews. The sequel to "Where’s Rodney?", "Tasha’s Words," is slated for publishing by Yosemite Conservancy in 2023. Carmen is a recipient of the New Voices Award from Lee & Low Books.

Concurrent Practice-Focused Sessions

Presenters: Shannon Stark Guss, Jaclyn Bauer, and Julie Sarama Target Audience: Center-based infants-toddlers practitioners

Presenters: Elica Sharifnia and Doug Clements Target Audience: Center-based preschool practitioners

Presenters: Natalie Williams, Zuzel Oria, & Katy Espinales from Miami Children’s Museum, Melanie Levinson & Samantha Shannon from Kidzu Children’s Musuem, with Jessica Amsbary from STEMIE Target Audience: Informal STEM learning professionals (e.g., museums, libraries)

Presenters: Pip Campbell & Hsiu-Wen Yang

Target Audience: Early intervention practitioners

Presenters: Christine Harradine, STEMIE & Family Co-Presenters Toni Miguel; & Sarah Pedonti

Target Audience: Families

Presenters: Chih-ing Lim and Ann Sam

Target Audience: Faculty and professional development providers