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Challenging the Stigma: Emotions and STEM

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STEM fields are often thought to be devoid of emotions.

In this webinar, we’ll talk about antiquated societal frameworks and how emotions can be harnessed as powerful tools for innovation, problem-solving, creativity, and wellbeing.

This webinar will:

  • Equip you with the knowledge and inspiration to embark on a journey of personal and professional growth, both inside and outside your comfort zone
  • Provide strategies for you to cultivate a space for your students to do the same

Don’t miss this opportunity to embrace the power of emotions and unlock a world of possibilities for yourself and your students!

Speakers
Sprinavasa Brown
Co-Founder & CEO, ELSO Inc.
Sprinavasa is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of ELSO Inc. based in Portland Oregon, where she is a recognized community and thought leader. Recipient of multiple community awards including the Distinguished Alumni Service Award of Catlin Gabel School, the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. Pi Alpha Zeta Community Service Award, and an Unsung Heroes Community Service Award. Ms. Brown is an alumna of the Bonner Scholars Leadership Program, and the Center for Diversity and the Environments (CDE) EE42 Program, CDE’s Regional Visioning Project for Environmental Justice Education. Sprinavasa has worked on programming, projects and advisory committees alongside local, regional, and national government agencies, including US Fish and Wildlife Service, Metro Regional Government’s Public Engagement Review Committee, Parks & Nature Department’s Equity Advisory Committee, served on two Portland Parks and Recreation Advisory Committees, Ms. Brown currently is a member of the Historic Albina Advisory Board for Oregon’s Department of Transportation (ODOT) I-5 Rose Quarter Highway Expansion project and a proud 3rd generation descendant of Black Oregonians in the Albina community. Sprinavasa leads the Consulting Services team supporting nonprofits, schools, districts, businesses, and Community-Based organizations and their leadership
Arianna Martinez-Moody
Instructional Coach
Instructional math coach created Math STEM-Maker Lab for intervention within my district. Nationally recognized NSTA Science teacher and NASA STEM Trailblazer Educator.
Dr. Alberto Bellocchi
Queensland University of Technology, Academic. Associate Professor of Education
Alberto is an Associate Professor of Education at the Queensland University of Technology. He has a program of research focused on understanding the teaching and learning of science as a situated process. This program contains two streams, with one focusing science teacher and student emotions, and the other addressing the interplay of emotion and cognition in teaching and learning. He is the founder and leader of the Learning Science and Innovation Laboratory. Alberto’s research has made contributions to the fields of science education, sociology of emotion, and engineering education.
Moderators
Dr. Katie Minihan
Executive Vice President and Chief Impact Officer, Project Lead The Way Executive Vice President and Chief Impact Officer, Project Lead The Way
As Chief Impact Officer, Katie Minihan leads the Impact Team focused on equity, access, and supporting PLTW’s mission through research, government relations, policy, advancement, and strategic partnerships. Prior to that role, Katie served as the Senior Vice President of Research where she was responsible for setting and pursuing PLTW’s research agenda, as well as engaging in internal and external research pursuits to measure the impact of PLTW programming.
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