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STEEAM AHEAD: A Celebration of Creativity and Innovation in STEAM Pursuits

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Northwest Bay Conference Center

Adirondack Hall, SUNY Adirondack

640 Bay Road

Queensbury, NY 12804

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Don’t miss this unique one-day mini-conference, developed to celebrate and infuse a spirit of creativity and innovation into the realms of science, technology, engineering, entrepreneurship, arts and math (STEEAM). The day's activities will include a keynote speaker and three different workshops - with lunch provided! See below for a detailed program schedule.


PLEASE NOTE: Pre-registration is required. STEEAM AHEAD is open to students, faculty, staff and community members ages 17 and older.

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  • General Admission: $15
  • SUNY Adirondack students, faculty & staff: $5

This event is sponsored by the Touba Family Foundation and the SUNY Adirondack Foundation.

QUESTIONS? Contact Laura Scott at the Office of Continuing Education, at scottl@sunyacc.edu or 518.743.2238, with questions or to be added to the email list for updates on this event.


PROGRAM SCHEDULE:

9:00-9:30 am Check-in at the Northwest Bay Conference Center in Adirondack Hall

9:30-10:30 am – Keynote speech: "Innovation in a Rapidly Changing World - Don’t Believe Everything You Know" by Kevin R. (Randy) Stewart, PhD. Dr. Stewart is a skilled leader in technology commercialization and methods needed to move new innovations, technologies and products to the marketplace. He earned a Bachelors Degree in Chemistry from West Virginia University in 1976 and a PhD in Chemistry from North Carolina State University in 1983, followed by earning a position as a NIH Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University. Among other innumerable honors and accomplishments, he is now the CEO of Prism Solar Technologies, Inc., a company known internationally for its unique bifacial solar modules and energy harvesting systems.

10:30-10:45 am Break

10:45-11:45 am – Panel: “The Science & Technology Adirondack Studios Uses to Generate a Creative Outcome” by the staff of Adirondack Studios in Argyle, NY. Adirondack Studios creates scenic and themed environments in a range of venues, from theme parks to casinos, museums, live shows and more. With a short video and a moderator-type panel, you'll learn how this innovative company brings creativity to technology.

12:00-12:30 pm Lunch

12:30-12:45 pm Break/setup for afternoon sessions

12:45-1:45 pm Workshop: “Hands-On, Minds-On STEAM Discovery” by Catherine Gilbert, Vice President of the Children's Museum of Science and Technology (CMOST) in Troy, NY. Learn about CMOST and its role within the region’s STEAM education ecosystem, then engage in 2-3 hands-on, minds-on discovery challenges firsthand. Finally, a facilitated discussion will explore how you can employ this type of learning experience in your classroom or to enhance the impact of your scientific communication endeavors.

1:45-2:00 pm Break

2:00-3:00 pm Workshop: "STEEAM Into Business” by Kate Baker, Director of SUNY Adirondack Business Central. Delve into the entrepreneurship aspect of STEEAM and learn about some of today's inspirational STEEAM entrepreneurs, then experience the process of turning great ideas into businesses with a hands-on group activity.

3:00-3:30 pm - Concluding Remarks

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