Public Events

STEM Innovation Summit 2017

The Einstein Project invites administrators, educators and other STEM education stakeholders to participate in this opportunity to promote excellence in K-12 STEM initiatives.  We are hosting this free STEM Innovation Summit on Thursday, November 16, 8 AM to 3 PM at the UW-Green Bay Weidner Center.  Join us to hear featured guest speakers from The Smithsonian Science Center, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, as well as panel discussions with experts in the field of Makerspaces and curriculum implementation of Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Learn how updates to Wisconsin’s science standards will impact your STEM curriculum and professional development needs. Hear about the successes and challenges from district leaders already making changes to meet the rigor envisioned in the Next Generation Science Standards. District team participation is encouraged to help you to develop a shared vision for the future and chart a course to remain on the cutting edge in STEM education. 


8:00 AM - Welcome - Coffee & Conversation

9:00 AM -  STEM Talks
      Gary Miller - Chancellor UW-Green Bay
      Rebecca Kleefisch - WI Lieutenant Governor
      Kelly Ellis - Leader, Einstein Project

10:00 AM - Makers Mindset Panel Discussion
      Led by Dennis Rockhill - Leader, Proto Makerspace
       ~ Emily Schindler - Ph.D. Student UW Madison
       ~ Steve Yahr - Director, Three Lakes Fab Lab
       ~ Representative from Betty Brinn Children's Museum
       ~Tom Barnhart - Instructor, Ashwaubenon School District

11:00 AM - Lunch

12:15 PM  -  1:15 PM WI Science Standards Panel
      Led by Kevin Anderson - Science Consultant, WI DPI
      ~ Laura Cerletty - Whitnall School District
      ~ Christine Pratt - Kenosha Unified School District
      ~ Ann Ecker - South Milwaukee School District

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Smithsonian Science Education Center
   Moderated by Chad Janowski - Curriculum Cultivator, Einstein Project 
      ~ Katie Gainsback - Professional Services Program Manager
      ~ Brian Mandell - Division Director of Curriculum & Communications

3:00 PM - Optional Networking Opportunity

Lodging Information

Country Inn & Suites By Carlson
850 Kepler Drive, Suite A, Green Bay, WI 54311
$84 per night for Double Queen or 1 King
1-800-830-5222 or 1-920-288-0101
When booking, note they are with the Einstein Project


AmericInn Lodge & Suites Green Bay East
2628 Manitowoc Road, Green Bay, WI  54311
$74 per night
When booking, note they are with the Einstein Project