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STEM Carib Conference
October 10-13, 2017

What is STEM?

S - Science
T - Technology
E - Engineering
M - Mathematics

STEM is a term that has become increasingly popular in education when referring to this group of topics (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics). A solid STEM foundation is not only a foot in the door of the world’s fastest growing job market, but has become crucial for the future success of all students.

 

 

 

SCHEDULE-AT-A-GLANCE

Location
All conference events take place on campus at UCCI. Plenary sessions, registration, and meals take place in Sir Vassel Johnson Hall. Breakout sessions take place in PDC and Observatory.

Legend
- special events
- plenary sessions
- breakout (concurrent) sessions
- free and open to the public

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Tuesday, OCTOBER 11
4:15 pm STEM Ambassador Orientation (by Invitation)
4:30 pm STEM Ambassador Pre-Conference Workshop (by Invitation)
6:00-7:00 pm Registration
6:00-7:00 pm Reception  FREE icon
7:00 pm Welcome—UCCI Board of Governors  FREE icon
Remarks—UCCI President JA Roy Bodden, JP  FREE icon
Awarding Ceremony (School Competitions)  FREE icon
Opening Keynote: Mr. Dave Lavery, Program Executive for Solar System Exploration, NASA Headquarters FREE icon

Wednesday, OCTOBER 12
8:30-9:00 am Opening Programme
9:00-9:45 am Morning Keynote (Mr. David Lavery)
9:45-10:30 am Proxima-b: The Next Earth? (Dr. Ed Guinan)
10:30-11:00 am Break
11:00-12:00 pm Breakout (Concurrent) Sessions:
A1) Monitoring Beach Changes Using GPS Surveying Techniques
(Mr. Darren Kelly and Mr. Douglas Sterling )
A2) Bridging the Gap (How to Build Bridges) (Mr. Sam Small)
A3) Veterinary Medicine as a Career (Dr. Brenda Bush and Dr. Joyce Follows)
A4) Cyber Security - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (Mr. Sean Slattery)
A5) The Great American Solar Eclipse of 2017 (Mr. Chris Cooke)
A6) Teaching 21st Century Skills through Destination Imagination (Ms. Krista Finch)
12:00-1:00 pm Lunch
1:00-1:40 pm The Science of Communication (Mr. Rob Stenberg)
1:40-2:20 pm What really killed the dinosaurs? A look at latest developments. (Dr. François Therrien)
2:20-3:00 pm Giant Black Holes (Dr. Shirin Haque)
3:00-3:20 pm Break
3:20-4:30 pm Breakout (Concurrent) Session:
B1) Monitoring Beach Changes Using GPS Surveying Techniques
(Mr. Darren Kelly and Mr. Douglas Sterling )
B2) Bridging the Gap (How to Build Bridges) (Mr. Sam Small)
B3) Veterinary Medicine as a Career (Dr. Brenda Bush and Dr. Joyce Follows)
B4) Cyber Security - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (Mr. Sean Slattery)
B5) The Great American Solar Eclipse of 2017 (Mr. Chris Cooke)
B6) Teaching 21st Century Skills through Destination Imagination (Ms. Krista Finch)

Thursday, OCTOBER 13
8:15-9:00 am Update on the Future Cayman Islands Integrated Waste Management System
(Mr. Jim Schubert)
9:00-9:45 am Intro to Psychiatry (Dr. Marc Lockhart)
9:45-10:30 am Forensic Science: The 21st Century Crime Fighting Tool (Ms. Cathy Knutson)
10:30-11:00 am Break
11:00-12:00 pm Breakout (Concurrent) Session:
C1) Spatial Processing and Economic Activities in the Cayman Islands
(Mr. Andrew Edwards and Ms. Angeleta Wilson)
C2) The Science of Distillation (Mr. Nelson Dilbert)
C3) The Fractal Nature of Sunspots (Dr. Shirin Haque)
C4) Feathered Dinosaurs in North America (Dr. François Therrien)
C5) DNA: Past, Present, Future (Ms. Cathy Knutson)
C6) Virtual Reality (Mr. Charles Palmer)
12:00-1:00 pm Lunch
1:00-1:40 pm GM Mosquitoes and Zika (Dr. Renaud Lacroix)
1:40-2:20 pm Nuclear Power: A Solution for Powering Cayman (Mr. Jeffrey Hausaman)
2:20-3:00 pm The Human Brain: STEM in the Flesh (Dr. Susheel Wadhwa)
3:00-3:20 pm Break
3:20-4:20 pm Breakout (Concurrent) Session:
D1) Spatial Processing and Economic Activities in the Cayman Islands
(Mr. Andrew Edwards and Ms. Angeleta Wilson)
D2) The Science of Distillation (Mr. Nelson Dilbert)
D3) The Fractal Nature of Sunspots (Dr. Shirin Haque)
D4) Feathered Dinosaurs in North America (Dr. François Therrien)
D5) DNA: Past, Present, Future (Ms. Cathy Knutson)
D6) Virtual Reality (Mr. Charles Palmer)

Friday, OCTOBER 14
8:00-9:00 am Student Ambassador Breakfast (By Invitation)
9:00-10:00 am Rotary Science Fair Winner Presentations:
1) Earth Science—Dilan Tatum
2) Life Science—James Banks, Iona Nicol, and Joanna Robinson
3) Physics & Chemistry and Most Innovative—Johnathon Bedasse
4) Physics & Chemistry—Thomas Sevik
5) Earth Science - Georgina Healy
6) Special Prize 10-11 years -Connor Finch
10:00-10:30 am Break
10:30-11:15 am Geospatial Technology (Prof. Albert Sarvis)
11:15-12:00 pm Overview of SeaPerch (Ms. Susan Giver Nelson with Mr. Desmond White)
12:00-12:30 Tying It All Together: The Future of STEM in the Caribbean
12:30-1:30 pm Lunch
1:30-4:30 pm

Family Fun Afternoon - Demonstrations & Exhibits: FREE icon

  • 2016 Rotary Science Fair Winners
  • STEM Ambassadors Display
  • CIS Destination Imagination Booth
  • Harrisburg University Virtual Reality Exhibit
  • CPHS Robotics Display
  • JGHS SeaPerch Display
  • St. Ignatius Science Club
  • UCCI Robotics/Alternative Energy Display
  • Observatory Tours
  • Theremin Music Display
  • Raspberry Pi/ Arduino
  • Life in a Drop of Pond Water
  • Marvellous Mangroves
  • Illusions/Liquid Nitrogen
  • Healthcare Explorers
4:30 pm Conference Closes

All conference events take place on campus at UCCI. Plenary sessions, registration, and meals take place in Sir Vassel Johnson Hall. Breakout sessions take place in the Library Building and Observatory.

Schedule subject to change. Last updated: Friday, 7th October, 2016


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