Amy Ryerson: Dance, Art that works

Focusing on the need for more movement based opportunities in home, school, public or work settings. How dance can take on bullying, depression, obesity, and ADHD to name a few. Elevator pitch The need for more movement in public, school and work settings. Abstract The need for more movement based opportunities in home, school, public or work settings. How dance can take on bullying, depression, obesity, and ADHD to name a few. I will discuss my own struggles growing up as a child with ADHD who could not sit still at a desk. How discipline through dance helped keep me on a positive path. Bio Amy​ ​Ryerson​ was born and raised in New Jersey where she started dance lessons at just 2 years ol

Heidi Fencl: Education Evolution Will you be replaced by a robot at your job?

Explore a little of what we know about how the human brain thinks, learns, and creates, and what we need to know in the digital age in order to support our very best creativity. Elevator pitch Do you think that within the next decade you can be replaced in your profession by a computer and a well-trained technician? Abstract Computers have changed the world in ways that most of us would never have foreseen 30, or even 15, years ago. What this means for what we need to know, and what we need to know how to do, is an interesting and even profound question. It can, and should, impact our educational system at very basic levels. In this talk, I will explore a little of what we know about how the

Jenny Brinker: NWTC’s Great Lakes Energy Education Center Teaching cutting-edge, energy-saving techn

Learn more about new and advanced energy careers with NWTC's Trades and Engineering Technology department. Abstract Check out how Green Bay's new Great Lakes Energy Education Center utilizes cutting-edge, energy-saving technologies to train smart utility skills. This talk will provide an overview the new Great Lakes Energy Education Center at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in Green Bay. Learn about the building itself, as well as the educational activities that go on at the Center. The Center monitors and optimizes energy consumption, allowing the Center to use just 1/3rd the energy of a typical commercial building. This spring, NWTC students will be installing dual rooftop solar arra

Maddy Power: Experiencing VR Learn how new technologies like virtual reality are shifting the defini

One sentence elevator pitch: Maddy will be talking about how new technologies like virtual reality are shifting the definitions of reality and the boundaries of storytelling. A paragraph on presentation idea: Virtual reality and mixed reality technologies are finding new ways to enhance our ability to perceive our surroundings, and in many instances, they are redefining how we experience the world. In the last decade, the media landscape has transformed and storytellers are paving this new terrain and re-structuring story design. Maddy Power will be discussing her experience bringing elements of traditional film and audio storytelling into her work in VR and 360° video documentaries. She wil

Kelly Ellis: Opening Remarks - Women in STEAM

Kelly has the privilege to be called mom of two wonderful children, Riley and Calvin. Riley is currently a sophomore studying women’s leadership studies at NYU and Calvin will be graduating from Preble this Spring and will study chemical engineering at NYU Shanghai starting in the fall. When she arrived at Einstein in 2013, Kelly noticed a gap in the communication among community organizations offering and participating in STEM education programs and activities. As a result, she founded the Greater Green Bay STEM Network, which is an initiative to bring quality, STEM education to our entire community and for organizations to share resources by supporting each other through strong collaborati

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