Palo Alto Educator Meeting Obama’s Call for STEM Education Innovation

Palo Alto Unified School District Teacher and Librarian Meg Omainsky has been selected as one of twelve education innovators to present their STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) teaching innovations at the first-ever “STEMposium” – a STEM education symposium – on Friday, April 1st at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.

A TED-meets-the-Oscars celebration of innovation in K-12 STEM education, STEMposium will showcase compelling new methods of bringing science, technology, engineering and math to life in the classroom through short, rapid-fire presentations.

Omainsky, 41, was selected from more than 130 submissions to present at STEMposium and compete for the opportunity to win
prizes valued at up to $5,000.
A longtime educator with a passion for using technology to engage students, Omainsky is creating “Science Slam” to reinvent
science fairs through an online portal where students can upload their science fair demos and learn from viewing one another’s innovations.

Omainsky’s STEMposium submission video – “Science Slam” – is at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdB9TceXZbw

Omainsky’s presentation will be Livestreamed at www.stemposium.org to a national online audience of educators, students, policymakers, business and philanthropic leaders and education thought leaders and hundreds of students, teachers and civic, business, philanthropic, nonprofit, education and technology leaders at the live event.

A release announcing the STEMposium finalists is attached and all STEMposim finalists’ videos are at http://stemposium.org/videos.

We’d love to arrange a conversation with Omainsky to discuss how Science Slam and her participation in STEMposium is bringing
science to life in Bay Area Schools and beyond.