Cultivating Ensembles in STEM Education and Research Conference

eventTypeOnline

Cultivating Ensembles in STEM Education and Research Conference

November 10 - 11, 2022

Add to calendar Register Now

Event Hosted by

Cultivating Ensembles
Nov 10, Thu

Warm Up and Play

10:00 am - 10:30 am Main Room Zoom Link

Log on and test your technology. Participate in welcoming and emergent play. Structured program will begin promptly at 10:30 am ET.

 

Welcome and Introduction

10:30 am - 11:20 am Main Room Zoom Link

Participants will be welcomed by meeting co-chairs, organizers and conference host. Founder, Dr. Raquell Holmes will lead attendees in collaborative explorations to facilitate getting to know each other in thoughtful, playful and inviting ways.

Break: 10 Minutes

11:20 am - 11:30 am Main Room Zoom Link

Session 1 A (45 minute session):

11:30 am - 12:15 pm Session A Zoom Link 1 presentations

11:30 am - 12:15 pm

Can we improvise high-quality learning environments?

James Martinez

Session 1 B (45 minute session)

11:30 am - 12:15 pm Session B Zoom Link 1 presentations

11:30 am - 12:15 pm

Weeds: Art & Bio Perspectives

Gabe Duggan, Carol Goodwillie

Session 1 Share Out

12:15 pm - 12:30 pm Main Room Zoom Link

Attendees are invited to collaboratively share what they heard or learned in the previous session.

Meal Break and Informal Discussion

12:30 pm - 01:30 pm CE Lounge (in Gather.Town)

Session 2 A (45 minute session)

01:30 pm - 02:15 pm Session A Zoom Link 1 presentations

01:30 pm - 02:15 pm

SciArt Collaborations: Joys, Challenges, and Lessons Learned

Jacob Barney, C. Meranda Flachs-Surmanek, Carolyn Kroehler, Patricia Raun, Nina Stark, Daniel Bird Tobin

Session 2 B (45 minute session)

01:30 pm - 02:15 pm Session B Zoom Link 1 presentations

01:30 pm - 02:15 pm

A Respectful and Playful Exploration of an Ancestral Puebloan Rock Art Panel in Chaco Canyon

Cherilynn Morrow, G.B. Cornucopia

Session 2 Share Out

02:15 pm - 02:30 pm Main Room Zoom Link

Attendees are invited to collaboratively share what they heard or learned in the previous session.

Session 3 A (10 minute talks with discussion)

02:30 pm - 03:15 pm Session A Zoom Link 3 presentations

02:30 pm - 02:40 pm

Gamifying Visual Science Communication: Playing A Design Gauntlet Game about mRNA Vaccines

Sara Doan

02:40 pm - 02:50 pm

Game Theory and Play in a Digital Writing Center

Hannah Ward

02:50 pm - 03:00 pm

Artists as Co-Facilitators and Primary Sources for Teachers Professional Development

Minkie English

Session 3B (10 minute talks with discussion)

02:30 pm - 03:15 pm Session B Zoom Link 3 presentations

02:30 pm - 02:40 pm

Improvising Our Way to Effective Climate Conversations

Lisa Yeager

02:40 pm - 02:50 pm

Laudato Si': Understanding the Science of Climate Change through Artistic Reflection

Melinda Howard

02:50 pm - 03:00 pm

Science in Song:

Trisha Stan

Session 4: Share Fair A

03:15 pm - 04:25 pm CE Lounge in Gather.Town

Day 1 Share Fair: An opportunity to discuss new projects and hear from old ones as well, with lots of opportunities for informal conversations.

Share Fair A: Abstracts

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Quincy Kissiedu-Brown, Director of Space STEM and Workforce Policy at the National Space Council in the Office of the Vice President of the United States

04:30 pm - 05:30 pm Main Room Zoom Link 1 presentations

Following My Passions at the Intersection of Education, Policy, and Practice

Trained as an electrical engineer and computer scientist, Quincy's career has spanned the industry, academia, non-profit, and federal government sectors. Through the years she has cultivated her own unique ensembles by following her passions, supporting leadership by Black women and exploring play in learning. In this session, Quincy will highlight aspects of her journey that promoted her professional development as a scientist and leader and inspired and motivated her to build community. Join us to discover more about her past experiences connecting and learning, as well as her future aspirations!

04:30 pm - 05:30 pm

Quincy Kissiedu-Brown

Keynote

Quincy Kissiedu-Brown

Evening Play Reading and Discussion

08:00 pm - 09:30 pm Register at this link: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_C0OGz1nXSVWwRZvVgh6Hrw 1 presentations

"The Great Understanding" by Jennifer Joy Pawlitschek

This will be a reading of the first act of a new play about climate change, The Great Understanding. It will begin with a reading of the script. Conference attendees will be cast before the reading and play all four roles, if possible. Following the reading, there will be a hosted discussion about the role of the arts in changing public policy and opinion. 

Register Here

08:00 pm - 09:30 pm

"The Great Understanding"

Jennifer Joy Pawlitschek
Nov 11, Fri

Warm Up and Play

10:00 am - 10:30 am Main Room Zoom Link

Log on and test your technology. Participate in welcoming and emergent play.  Structured program will begin promptly at 10:30 am ET.

Session 1A: 90 Minute Workshop

10:30 am - 12:00 pm Session A Zoom Link 1 presentations

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Storytelling from the Frontlines: Theatrical performances from conversations with frontline health workers

Marion Leary, Christina Eskridge

Session 1B: 90 Minute Workshop

10:30 am - 01:00 pm Session B Zoom Link 1 presentations

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Mindfulness of Physics (and Physics of Mindfulness)

Mackenzie Hawkins, Carolyn Sealfon

Shareout

12:00 pm - 12:15 pm Main Room Zoom Link

Attendees are invited to collaboratively share what they heard or learned in the previous session.

Meal Break and Discussion

12:15 pm - 01:15 pm CE Lounge (in Gather.Town)

Take a break for food and spend time chatting informally.

Plenary Speaker: Omar Ali, Dean of Honors College

01:15 pm - 02:00 pm Main Room Zoom Link 1 presentations

Performance and Play in Academia: Building Culture and Community One Interaction at a Time

Even before he was born, Omar was playing in the amniotic fluid of his mother's belly. Upon his birth he reportedly said "Ta-Dah!" Ok, maybe not. But that would have been totally cool, right? Somehow becoming Dean of Lloyd International Honors College at UNC Greensboro, Carnegie Professor of the Year, and Knight of the Order of the Academic Palms by the French government (one wonders if some of these were made up), he has infused play, performance, and improvisation into the culture and structures of this little corner of academia. With over 1,000 students in the Honors College, how has this experiment in play gone? He'll share the challenges, opportunities, and downright failures of this journey he's been on over the past eight years with very dear colleagues at the university.

01:15 pm - 02:00 pm

Omar Ali

Plenary

Omar Ali

Session 2A: 45 Minute Interactive Sessions

02:00 pm - 02:45 pm Session A Zoom Link 1 presentations

02:00 pm - 02:45 pm

Biotheatrics: A Collaborative Journey of Biology and Theatre Students

Carol Goodwillie, Patricia (Patch) Clark

Session 2B: 45 Minute Interactive Sessions

02:00 pm - 02:45 pm Session B Zoom Link 1 presentations

02:00 pm - 02:45 pm

Art of Data: Data as Art

Preeti Raman

Share out session

02:45 pm - 03:00 pm Main Room Zoom Link

Attendees are invited to collaboratively share what they heard or learned in the previous session.

Session 3A: 3 x 10 minute talks

03:00 pm - 03:45 pm Session A Zoom Link 3 presentations

03:00 pm - 03:10 pm

Hold on - Stories of triumph and resilience in STEM

Bryan Dewsbury

03:10 pm - 03:20 pm

Using oral history interviews to expand perspectives and preserve historically excluded narratives in STEM

Amber Wendler, Korin Jones, Mika Pagani, Kregg Quarles, Daniel Smith, Anza Mitchell, Emily Griffith, Patty Raun, Carrie Kroehler

03:20 pm - 03:30 pm

Making change happen at the Ronin Institute

Alex Lancaster, Arika Virapongse

Session 3B: 3 x 10 minute talks

03:00 pm - 03:45 pm Session B Zoom Link 3 presentations

03:00 pm - 03:10 pm

Seeing Birds and Biodiversity through Science and Art

Bryan Wang, David Livert, Sandy Feinstein, Samantha Kavky

03:10 pm - 03:20 pm

Biology through Art: integrating artwork into biology courses

Mike Maxwell

03:20 pm - 03:30 pm

Collaborating Through Time and Space

Laura Peticolas, Aurore Simonnet

Session 4: Share Fair B

03:45 pm - 04:45 pm CE Lounge (in Gather.Town)

Day 2 Share Fair: An opportunity to discuss new projects and hear from old ones as well.

Share Fair B: Abstracts

Wrap Up and Collective Play

04:45 pm - 05:45 pm Main Room Zoom Link

Review what we learned as an esemble and an opportunity to commit to collaboratoin and collective action.

Speakers

Quincy Kissiedu-Brown Director of Space STEM and Workforce Policy at the National Space Council in the Office of the Vice President of the United States
Main Room Zoom Link
November 10, 2022 04:30 pm - 05:30 pm
Omar Ali Dean of Honors College, Univ. of North Carolina, Greensboro
Main Room Zoom Link
November 11, 2022 01:15 pm - 02:00 pm

Sponsors

Important Dates

Registrations are closed! See you at our next event!

Conference: Thursday & Friday, November 10-11, 2022

Note all session times are listed in Eastern Time (North Carolina / New York)

 

eventTypeOnline

Cultivating Ensembles in STEM Education and Research Conference

November 10 - 11, 2022

Add to calendar Register Now