Looking Forward to Tuesday's Regional STEM Networking Event!

Posted by Sarah Ness on 8/8/2018

Wow! The excitement around next Tuesday's Regional STEM Networking Event is insane! Our goal was to get 100 people to attend this first annual free event... and we are so close with just a few days to go. If you have not been let in on this event, let me tell you about it... oh wait. Did I mention that it is free?



There will be networking. Lots of networking! Events like this are the best way to meet others in our region, find potential partners to collaborate on projects for you workforce and STEM education needs, and learn about the latest and greatest happening around STEM education, pathway alignment opportunities, and workforce development. 

There will be resources. Lots and lots of resources! Between the businesses, non-profits, post-secondary education intuitions, and K-12 school districts, there will be tons of knowledge, insight, and physical resources available for you. With local and state partners like STEM Forward, SciMathMN, Mayo Clinic's Center for Individualized Medicine, Rochester Art Center, Rochester Chamber of Commerce, and Workforce Development, Inc., in one room you will have the right connectors available to speak with, provide focus for future efforts, and tap into for other resources. 

There will be strategic conversations around supporting STEM learning and success in workforce development. Connect with southeast Minnesota educators and industry professionals to build healthy and collaborative partnerships for the benefit of students and the future of our communities. We are not holding back on the sheer knowledge and resource activators available to you in southeast Minnesota. You have front row access to some of our top innovators and thinkers with local power-houses like Miki Radovanovic from Avra Hospitality, Sunny Prubhakar from CWS and The Commission, George Chapple from Daikin Applied, Karin McCabe from McGough Construction, Caer Rohrer Vitek from Mayo Clinic, Kelly Braun from Kasson-Mantorville Public Schools, Pam Bagniewski from Rochester Catholic Schools, and Brenda Grupe from Houston Public Schools as facilitators, you have front row access to some of our top innovators and thinkers.

There will be food. Yes, good food, from Rochester's own Canadian Honker/Powers Ventures. Seriously, come eat.

There will be free admission to the state-of-the-art interactive exhibit from the Smithsonian Institute. Explore this one-of-a-kind exhibit about genomic science: Genome, Unlocking Life's Code. This exhibit, developed by the Smithsonian Institution in partnership with the National Institutes of Health, highlights the genome — the complete set of genetic or hereditary material of a living organism — and features the breakthroughs that have taken place since the completion of the Human Genome Project. Using media interactives, 3D models, custom animations and videos of real-life stories, this exhibit examines both the benefits and challenges that genomics presents to modern society.

There will be discounted rates for your future group tours to this exhibit! Speak to the the Rochester Art Center staff about your school or organizations group rates now through Steptember for future visits! Did I mention curriculum is available for 7-12 educators to prep your students for the tours?

See you Tuesday!