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Past Madison, WI Event: VOL 22

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VOL 22

April 13, 2017
@ Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center

Virtual reality, genetic mapping, self-driving cars... Science, technology, engineering and math are disrupting and re-shaping almost everything around us at warp speed.

Join us as we hear from Madison's top STEM professionals, researchers and educators as they share amazing stories of discovery and passion. You can leave that dusty old textbook at the door - STEM today is all about the experience.

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How to Sell Video Games to Schools

BY BRANDON PITTSER
@ VOL 22 ON APR 13, 2017

Filament Games has been exclusively focused on developing learning games for over 10 years, and They've recently cracked the code of selling learning games to schools. The want to share their secrets with you! From district administrators to rockstar teachers, they uncover how they use their allies in the field to evangelize for this important pedagogical movement. Brandon Pittser gives a high-level overview of what it takes to make it in the challenging, exciting world of K-12 educational games sales.

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Beyond Thin Mints: Girl Scouting & STEM

BY ALLISON MARTINSON
@ VOL 22 ON APR 13, 2017

When you think about Girl Scouts, you probably don't think about Juliette Gordon Low, the hard-of-hearing inventor that helped bring scouting to the United States. You're probably thinking about cookies. Cookies are a Girl Scout's first introduction to entrepreneurship. Allison Martinson introduces them to engineering. At Girl Scouts of Wisconsin - Badgerland, Girl Scouts are learning to use their dreams and ideas to make, build, design, create, dissect, and analyze. Badgerland's program introduces girls to code, robotics, entomology, and rocketry, connects girls to inspiring adult volunteers, and encourages girls to use STEM to make the world a better place.

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Steamed Up over STEM

BY JOHN DEBACHER
@ VOL 22 ON APR 13, 2017

What's all the fuss and focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math in our schools? It's spread beyond earlier efforts to proactively help our young women not feel stigmatized if they enjoy an equation or two, and now threatens to spread a cumulonimbus over our educational system. Where are the Arts in all this? Not even chopped liver -- that might qualify as culinary science. I believe that, when you get beyond all the flash of STEM's appeal, it's components can, upon reflection, be seen as progeny of the Arts. The necessary components of abstraction, classification and description rely on humankind's unique language abilities, as do the symbols in formulas and theorems. Science could not have developed without the fundamental dance of discourse and recorded evidence that developed from the advancement of oral storytelling into poetry to literature...and of course, how could we survive any of this without humor?

Allison Martinson
Program Manager - STEM, Girl Scouts of Wisconsin - Badgerland Council in Middleton
Brandon Pittser
Marketing Director, Filament Games in Madison, WI
Eric Hoffman
Electrical Engineer/ Faculty Associate, Self Employed/ UW Madison in Madison, WI
David Moe
Sr. Sales Engineer, Understory Weather in Madison, WI
John DeBacher
Director, Public Library Development, WI Department of Public Instruction in Monona, WI
Dean Tompkins, PhD
Entrepreneur, Microporous Oxides Science & Technology (MOST) in Madison, WI