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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.





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

- special events
- plenary sessions
- breakout (concurrent) sessions
- free and open to the public
- session is completely booked

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Tuesday, OCTOBER 10
6:00-7:00 pm Registration
6:00-7:00 pm Reception  FREE icon
7:00 pm Welcoming Remarks
UCCI President JA Roy Bodden, JP & HU President Eric Darr  FREE icon
Opening Keynote: Mr. Francis French, Director, San Diego Air and Space Museum, former Director of Events, Sally Ride Science FREE icon

Wednesday, OCTOBER 11
8:30-9:00 am Opening Programme
9:00-9:45 am Morning Keynote: Mr. Orane Barrett, Founder, Kool Nerd Clothing
9:45-10:30 am Solutions for a Hyperconnected World: Actionable Analytics That Maintain Cybersecurity And Privacy Using Smart Data (Mr. Andrew Hacker)
10:30-11:00 am Break
11:00-12:00 pm Breakout (Concurrent) Sessions:
A1) Emerging Trends in STEM and Biotechnology Education for Healthcare Careers (Dr. Mrunalini Pattarkine)
A2) Chemistry of Paint (Dr. Catherine Santai)
A3) Solar Energy (Mr. James Whittaker)
A4) Forensic Entemology (Dr. Robert Furey)
A5) Farm to Table Movement in Cayman (Charlito's Greenhouse)
12:00-1:00 pm Lunch
1:00-1:45 pm The Ride to Conquer Cancer—What’s New? (Dr. Vineetha Binoy)
1:45-2:30 pm Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (Mr. Barry Cole)
2:30-3:15 pm Coral Restoration Techniques (Ms. Denise Henry)
3:15-3:30 pm Break
3:30-4:30 pm Breakout (Concurrent) Session:
B1) Life in the Universe - The Multidisciplinary Approach to Discovery (Dr. Shirin Haque)
B2) Alternative Methods to Diesel (Mr. Sacha Tibbetts)
B3) Employment Opportunities in STEM (Mr. Orane Barrett)
B4) Engineering Evolution in Cayman (Mr. Kern Owens)
B5) Bioprinting as a Regenerative Medicine Strategy (Mr. Greg Gillispie)
B6) Computer Forensics (Mr. Eustache Placide)
4:30-5:30 pm Teachers’ Twilight Session—Integrating Technology in the Classroom (Mr. Charles Palmer)

Thursday, OCTOBER 13
8:15-9:00 am CI Weather Station (Mr. David Brown)
9:00-9:45 am Gaming (Mr. Charles Palmer)
9:45-10:30 am "Beam me up Scotty!"- The Science behind Warp Dives and Teleportation (Dr. Shirin Haque)
10:30-11:00 am Break
11:00-12:00 pm Breakout (Concurrent) Session:
C1) Forensic Chemistry: ID Unknown Solids Using Density & Burn Tests (Dr. Catherine Santai)
C2) Privacy and Security in the High Tech Explosion (Mr. Andrew Hacker)
C3)Geospatial Technology (Mr. Albert Sarvis)
C4) "Where Does Your Drinking Water Come From?” A History of Reverse Osmosis Desalination (Ms. Karlene Singh)
C5) Pulling off Humankind’s Greatest Engineering Achievement Pt. 2 (Mr. Francis French)
12:00-1:00 pm Lunch
1:00-1:45 pm Forensic Entomology (Dr. Robert Furey)
1:45-2:30 pm Cryptocurrencies (Ms. Isabel Gumeyi)
2:30-3:15 pm Medical Applications of 3D printing (Mr. Greg Gillispie)
3:15-3:20 pm Break
3:30-4:30 pm Breakout (Concurrent) Session:
D1) Lionfish: The Perfect Invader (Mr. Tom Sparke)
D2) Grouper Moon Project (Dr. Todd Bohannon)
D3) Most Progressive House in Cayman (Mr. Graham Morse)
D4) Food Science (Mr. Joel Walton)
D5) Drones (Mr. Mick Davidson)
4:30-5:30 pm Teacher’s Twilight Session—Success Stories and Strategies for STEM Education –How to Run with Shoe-string Budgets! (Dr. Mrunalini Pattarkine)

Friday, OCTOBER 13
8:00-9:00 am Student Ambassador Breakfast (By Invitation)
9:00-10:00 am Rotary Science Fair 2017 Winner Presentations
10:00-10:15 am Break
10:15-11:00 am STEM Camp Projects
11:00-11:45 pm Closing Keynote: Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) for Modern Map Making (Mr. Albert Sarvis)
11:45-12:15 Closing—Panel (Final Thoughts)
12:15 Conference Adjourns
1:30-4:30 pm

Family Fun Afternoon - Demonstrations & Exhibits: FREE icon

  • 2017 Rotary Science Fair Winners
  • Raspberry Pi, Passion Meter, Sterling Engine, Robots, Circuits
  • Drones
  • Gaming/VR
  • 3D Printing
  • UCCI Computer Science Exhibits
  • Weather Station
  • Highschool STEM Clubs
  • UCCI STEM Camp Projects
  • UCCI Math & Science Exhibits
  • CCMI
  • Mangroves
  • SeaPerch
  • Lego
  • Desalination
  • Astronomy
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: Sunday, October 8, 2017.

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