3rd Annual STEAM Educators Luncheon

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Saturday, November 3, 2018


FREE admission with registration (includes lunch and materials, excludes parking)


Designed for youth educators, program directors, and community outreach coordinators in Southern California, this annual luncheon showcases examples of STEAM-based programs and research happening at UCI, strategies for incorporating STEAM concepts into the K-12 classroom, and includes discussions about STEAM-based research with professionals in the field. Attendees will be treated to a curator-led walkthrough of the Beall Center for Art + Technology's current exhibition – "Music into Data::Data into Music" - and presentations from campus departments and/or individuals that specialize in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math that can be applied to elementary, middle, and high school curriculum. Luncheon guests will also have networking opportunities during an on-campus lunch hour in the new "Anteatery" cafeteria.


The agenda is as follows (please note agenda is subject to change):


Introduction & Coffee

10:00-10:15am: Catlin Moore, Programs Director, Beall Center for Art + Technology


UNIT 1: Representation in STEAM Education:

10:15 – 10:45: “Beyond Girls Who Code,” Jessica Ramirez Sanchez

Graduate Researcher

Neurobiology & Behavior


10:45 – 11:15 “Advocacy: The STEAM Behind the Student,” Dr. Sharnnia Artis

Assistant Dean of Access & Inclusion

The Henry Samueli School of Engineering

Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences


11:15 – 12:00: “Makerspaces and Making Spaces,” Veronica Gonzales

Coordinator of Education Technology

Del Sol Academy, Jurupa Unified School District


12:15-1:00: BREAK FOR LUNCH: Anteatery Cafe

Networking Activity



UNIT 2: Incorporating STEAM Resources into the Classroom:


1:00-1:30: “Music into Data::Data into Music,” David Familian

Artistic Director

Beall Center for Art + Technology, UC Irvine


1:30-2:30: “Marching Cubes: Building Spaces with STEAM in 3D,” Jesse C. Jackson

Professor of Art

Claire Trevor School of the Arts


2:30-3:00: “Adobe Spark and K-12 Reseach,” Viet Vu


School of Education


3:00-4:00pm: "Meaningful Mentoring,” Dr. Pheather Harris


California Alliance for Minority Participation (CAMP) 




Admission covers lunch and some basic material costs for demonstrations. Questions may be directed to:

Catlin Moore, Programs Manager, Beall Center for Art + Technology




Tickets are non-refundable, but ARE transferrable to another colleague or guest in the event you cannot attend. Transfer requests MUST be completed by 11am on October 31, 2018.



What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Please note that event address (4000 Mesa Road, Irvine, CA 92697) will navigate to the Mesa Parking Structure - where guests will park before walking to the event location (to be provided at a later date). Parking is $2 per hour in short-term parking spaces, or you can purchase a parking pass for $7 for a half day, or $10 for a full day. Pedestrian signage from the parking structure will guide guests to the appropriate check-in location. There is no free parking on the UCI campus. Please plan on checking in at least 15 minutes prior to the event start time.


What can I bring into the event?

A bottle of water, business cards for networking, and something to take notes in are highly recommended. Each guest will receive a packet of information and materials relating to the event speakers and activities, and although lunch will be provided, additional snacks are welcome.


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please reach out to Catlin Moore: cmoore@uci.edu / 949-824-6206 - please allow up to 48 hours for her to respond.


What's the refund policy?

Tickets are non-refundable due to pre-paid meal policies for Anteatery use.


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, we will have a check-in list.


Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes, but all transfer requests MUST be made by 11am on October 31, 2018.


Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes, but please know that your name tag may reflect the registration name. You will have a chance to make your own name tag upon check-in if you prefer to edit or change this information.



Event Date: 
November 3, 2018 - 10:00am
UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts