LIFE’s ‘STEAM Conference 2019’ – Crafting the Future with STEAM curriculum

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Bengaluru 2nd August 2019: LIFE’s ‘STEAM Conference 2019’ brings together leading researchers, educators, health scientists, architects, landscape architects, designers, planners, business and community leaders, psychologists, local governing bodies and parents from across the country to discuss these key issues with a common goal to increase the participation of all students and the wider community in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM).

The S.T.E.A.M Conference on day one, i.e.3rd Aug, seeks to traverse across 5 tracks namely Leadership, Pre-Primary, Elementary, Middle School and High School. This one-day professional development experience is to equip teachers to create amazing experiences that is guaranteed to make STEAM more exciting and meaningful. This is not a “sit-and-watch” teacher training… this is a “get-up-and-do” learning experience that they can take home and immediately share with their students. We’ve tried to summarize all the aspects of the conference in this email. For detailed information, please refer to the attached brochure.

Please find below details of some of the speakers:

  • Dr. Kasturirangan, Ex-Chairman, ISRO, Chairman of NEP Drafting Committee
  • Dr. Tirka Widanti, President of Green School, Bali
  • Dr. Swati Popat Vats, President ECA, President Podar Education Network
  • Jayanti Tambe, President-Elect CAEYC, Ex – Executive Director UCLA
  • Dr. Nigamanth Sridhar, Dean, College of Graduate Studies at Cleveland State University
  • Dr. Amitabh Sharma, CEO – STEM Academy of USA, Inc
  • Sowmya Puttaraju, Consultant Psychologist
  • Saraswathi, Ex Mentor Valley School, Bangalore
  • Purna Mukesh, Advisor to multiple social enterprises,  Part of KidsWhoKode
  • Emine Sharma, Special Educator, Founder Sprouting STEMs

The S.T.E.A.M Experience Labs on day two, i.e. 4th Aug, in collaboration with GyanPro is meant for students (and parents) to get a hands-on experience of S.T.E.A.M. Attendees of the conference on day one also get a complimentary pass to visit these thematic labs. This is targeting children from 5 to 15 years. We are expecting 1400 students to participate. There will be 3 interactive pavilions set up, based on 1. Light, 2. Sound and 3. Bubbles. Children will also be treated to a Gallery Walk of Ancient Indian Technologies. Finally, the children will be mesmerised with the Science Show for 45 mins. The purpose is to demonstrate that learning can be more meaningful when all the subjects are taught in an integrated manner with a hands on approach.

The two-day S.T.E.A.M Conclave will be conducted at St Joseph’s College, Langford Road on 3rd and 4th of August.The prestigious St. Joseph’s College is not only hosting the event as the venue partner but is also the resource-provider through its student-interns.