Samantha Marquez, a 16-year-old inventor/scientist who has worked in university research labs since she was 12, is one of the speakers who will shed light on the importance of science, technology, engineering and math education at Longwood University’s sixth annual STEM Learning Summit set for Thursday, Jan. 24.
With a theme this year of "Nurturing Inventive Thinking," the conference is primarily for K-12 teachers, administrators and guidance counselors. Registration is available online through Jan. 17 at www.stemva.org. Cost is $25 per participant, which includes lunch and parking.
Marquez, a junior at Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School in Richmond, will speak on "My Journey as an Inventor." Additional speakers include David Warlick, who has taught and written about technology and school curriculum for more than 30 years. Warlick’s topic is "Cracking the Code of the Native Information Experience."
The STEM Learning Summit is sponsored by Longwood’s Institute for Teaching Through Technology and Innovative Practices (ITTIP). For more information, call ITTIP at 434-517-0717.
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