Attending the 2015 STEM Symposium? Be sure to catch HMC’s Eric Carbonnier, Eera Babtiwale, Sandra Kate and Gilbert Baez for their workshops ranging from STEM and the built environment to sustainability curriculum in the classroom and lessons learned from developing a design and engineering academy. The STEM Symposium aims to connect teachers and organizations that are working to build tomorrow’s STEM workforce with like-minded partners and resources, all in an effort to improve STEM instruction and make it relevant and engaging for all students.

2015 STEM Symposium
October 29-30, 2015
Anaheim Convention Center

Intersection Between STEM and the Built Environment
Tina Daigneault, Chief Business Official, Perris Elementary School District
Eric Carbonnier, Architect/Associate/Environmental Analyst, HMC Architects

Clearwater Elementary School’s Drought Response Outreach Program for School’s grant funded storm water harvesting strategies and increased student awareness of California’s water resources. Hear about developing synergies between grant funding, non-profit community groups, and the built environment to provide access to high-quality environmental education resources and experiences.

Will and the Waste Monster
Eera Babtiwale, LEED AP BD+C, Environmental Analyst, HMC Architects
Sandra Kate, Sr. Educational Planner, HMC Architects

Cover the environmental issues of waste, water, and energy in an interactive way for elementary students with a series of sustainability workshops. The curriculum is demonstrated along with information on how teachers can get the free e-book and PDF, and how secondary students are teaching the workshops in elementary schools.

Fremont Academy of Design and Engineering: Lessons Learned
Gilbert Baez, Associate Principal, HMC Architects
Elizabeth Harper, M.A., Principal, Fremont Academy of Engineering and Design
Hear from Pomona Unified School District’s Fremont Academy of Design and Engineering, who will highlight tips for starting a design and engineering academy, hiring and training staff, developing curriculum, considering facilities, engaging girls through its popular Femineers program, and establishing community partnerships.