2016 Connecticut STEM Conference
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2016 Connecticut STEM Conference

Educators from across the region converged at the Connecticut Science Center for a day of exploration, discussion, and learning at the fifth annual Connecticut STEM Conference. The day provided a forum for regional educators to engage in discussions and further their skills surrounding Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics education.


  • Welcome address by Dianna Wentzell, Connecticut Commissioner of Education. Wentzell told participants “The State Board of Education will take the necessary steps to support expansion of access to high-quality math and STEM programming for all students.”
  • “The State of STEM Education” keynote panel followed moderated by Meteorologist Mark Dixon. Panelists included:
  • Keynote Speaker Joanne Berger-Sweeney, President of Trinity College and a Professor of Neuroscience. Sweeney emphasized the importance of a STEM Education. “So many of the complex questions in the 21st century require knowledge of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math fields,” she said.
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  • View full list of conference keynotes and workshops

Corporate sponsors

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  • Bloomfield Public Schools
  • Connecticut Science Center
  • Hartford Public Schools
  • University of Hartford’s College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions
  • West Hartford Public Schools

CONFERENCE exhibitors

  • Connecticut Invention Convention
  • Connecticut State Department of Education
  • JoVE
  • National Geographic Learning
  • Pearson
  • Texas Instruments
  • University of Hartford