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17 Sep


Innovative Ways and Means to Support STEM Education

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The world of STEM education today harbours challenges and opportunities. Attracting young people to STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) is a major goal of many institutions, including the IEEE, calling for non-traditional, innovative education approaches to the teaching and learning of sciences and technology.

The workshop offers WIE and YP volunteers and practitioners of the teaching profession feature presentations on current STEM-related activities, a practical hands-on exercise, and a discussion of trends. We welcome your interest in STEM-related education and encourage you to participate and engage in STEM volunteering.

Short description:
The workshop is designed to help IEEE volunteers and practitioners in the teaching profession to promote, support and advance STEM education. The workshop has three components: an overview of current IEEE-led outreach programs nationally and internationally, a hand-on activity involving all workshop participants, and a discussion on practical aspects of STEM support.

Speakers, Facilitators, Panelists:

  • Murray MacDonald / Chair, IEEE Canada Teacher In-Service Program (TISP) Committee
  • Lynn Bowlby / IEEE Headquarter, Education Activities (invited)
  • Alexandra Fenton / Director, SuperNOVA Outreach Program at Dalhousie University



  • IEEE Canada’s Teacher In-Service Program (TISP) – Overview and practical experience.
  • IEEE’s Learning Network – Outlining new ways of STEM education
  • SuperNova: Learning from local experience

Hands-on Activity:
Lead by Murray MacDonald, this activity will involve all workshop participants in a very practical way by engaging them in one of the most popular and ‘hands-on’ TISP and lesson plans.

Panel Discussion:
Speakers and workshop participants will discuss ways and means to engage teachers, students and the public at large in STEM education activities.

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