STEM Connect is a multi-sector event intended to provoke and stimulate reactions that allow us to rethink who or what “fits” into STEM. We will use several components of systems thinking including appreciation for new insights, flexible thinking, and multiple perspectives to reimagine a stronger, more integrated, inclusive and sustainable STEM ecosystem. STEM Connect will challenge your assumptions of STEM. Join us as we examine what we think about the STEM ecosystem through the Provocateur Panel where we will hear personal stories and innovative perspectives from community members. Together, we can disrupt the current state of STEM to create an inclusive culture that validates diverse experiences and careers in STEM.
Sheri Marlin, M.Ed. writes, speaks and collaborates with others to apply systems thinking in real-world contexts. She has taught preschool through graduate school and has worked as a building principal and district curriculum specialist. Sheri finds tremendous satisfaction in facilitating teams of people as they develop shared vision and achieve desired results. By providing resources and sparking curiosity, Sheri keeps learning at the center of everything she does. She believes that when people understand and apply the tools and habits of systems thinking, they are more likely to engage in meaningful, life-long learning and innovation. Sheri is co-author of the Habit-forming Guide to Becoming a Systems Thinker.