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Conference 2019

October 8-11, 2019

STEM Explores the Future is Now



Cayman Students will be able to explore how “The Future is now” at the upcoming STEM CARIB 2019 Conference. The Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) conference is a collaboration with Harrisburg University and will be held at UCCI’s Sir Vassel Johnson Hall. Students will be able to interact with the future through unique speakers and experiential rooms from October 8-11, 2019.

The theme “The Future is now” embraces technology and is designed to be highly interactive, including topics that will capture student’s imagination. The conference will give students an introduction to areas that are taking the world by storm such as forensic science, home automation, aquaponics, drones and a robotic experience room. Primary school students in Grand Cayman and Cayman Brac will also be treated to a Travelling Natural history museum. Bringing this event will allow students a chance to experience a one-on-one presentation of historical artefacts, fossils and Life size replicas.

The conference will kick off on September 7th at 6pm with a free to the public opening ceremony. The keyonote speaker at this year’s conference is Don Marinelli, Ph.D. He is the Director of Innovation for Inven Global, the English-language version of Inven Korea. He is also a Visiting Professor in Arizona State University’s Arts, Media, and Engineering programme, and lecturer in Technology Management at Columbia University in the City of New York. Don was a Professor of Drama & Arts Management at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh for 31 years, retiring in 2012. Dr. Marinelli co-founded the world-renowned CMU Entertainment Technology Center.

As the conference enters its seventh year it continues to be supported by our local sponsors Water Authority, Health City Cayman Islands and… 

Dr. Stacy McAfee, President and CEO of UCCI is excited for the conference stating “The Future is Now is an appropriate sentiment to express our great excitement about hosting another STEM Conference at UCCI. This conference along with a commitment throughout the year to offering programmes, camps and experiences that engage young and not-so-young hearts and minds in the discovery of STEM. This year we are exploring cutting-edge technology and how it is transforming and revolutionising our world.”

The public is invited to a free family fun afternoon is scheduled from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Friday, October 11, 2019. The afternoon will feature kid-oriented displays and demonstrations. To find out how you can support STEM Carib 2019 or to take advantage of the discounted early registration rates, please email events@ucci.edu.ky or call 623-8224. For updates, to register and other information about the conference, please visit www.stem.ky.