STEAM Educators Luncheon

Designed for youth educators, program directors, and community outreach coordinators in Southern California, this luncheon will showcase STEAM-based public programs for kids available through UCI, and include discussions about STEAM-based learning research. Attendees will be treated to a curator-led walkthrough of the Beall Center for Art + Technology's current exhibition - "Embodied Encounters" - and presentations from campus departments that specialize in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math-based activities and events for elementary, middle, and high school students. Luncheon guests will also hear a special presentation from Education Researcher Viet Vu on the effects of STEAM education on creativity and higher-ed learning, and participate in a STEAM Education Best Practices roundtable. A full program schedule will be published on the Beall Center's website by September 15, 2016. Get ideas and meet other STEAM Ed peers for potential collaborations and partnerships! Reservations are limited to 40 guests.



10:45am: Check-In at the Beall Center for Art + Technology

712 Arts Plaza, Irvine, CA 92697

*Packets distributed with best practices and networking materials


11:00am: Curator-Led Tour of “Embodied Encounters” at the Beall Center - Led by David Familian (

Overview of public year-round K-12 programs, and summer camps for Coding + Design and Expressive Robotics by Catlin Moore (


11:45am: Lunch at the Anteatery Dining Hall (new!) Brief introduction of Anteatery and K-12 dining options for groups 


12:30pm: Arrive at CAC Colloquium Room for Presentations:

Claire Trevor School of the Arts’ Summer Academies - Megan MacDonald (

Department of Math’s Math CEO Program - Alessandra Pantano (

School of Engineering’s FabCamp - Leyla Riley (

Center for Educational Partnerships’ Irvine Mathematics Project - Kris Houston (

Mini Lecture by Viet Vu (, UCI Researcher - STEAM Education’s affects on K-12 and higher-ed learning, as demonstrated by current IRB research using the Beall Center’s Expressive Robotics camp


This event is FREE with registration thanks to a generous sponsorship byHopSkipDrive - a ride service for kids designed to help eliminate some of the stress of getting kids around town safely. CLICK HERE to register for the wait list, as this event is currently SOLD OUT.

Program includes boxed lunch and refreshments; parking fees are not included. For more information, please contact:

Catlin Moore (Beall Center Programs Manager) at or 949-824-6206.



What are my parking options getting to the event?

Paid parking is available in either the Mesa Parking Structure (4000 Mesa Rd., Irvine, CA 92697) or the Student Center Parking Structure (311 W. Peltason Dr, Irvine, CA 92697). A Full-Day pass (8 hours) is $10; or hourly parking is available for $2 per hour. Either pass can be purchased with cash or credit card from the parking kiosk stationed at the entrance of each structure, or at the Pay-By-Space electronic kiosks. The Beall Center is a short walk from either parking structure; walking directions will be provided one week prior to the event via email. Comfortable walking shoes are encouraged.


What can/can't I bring to the event?

Lunch and beverages will be provided, and some activity materials. Please notify us directly if you have any food allergies/restrictions - although we will do our best to provide options for vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-resitricted diets. We encourage all guests to bring a writing utensil, notepad, and business cards for networking.


Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can reach Programs Manager, Catlin Moore, at 949-824-6206, or For the day of the event, please call 714-783-8310 with any questions or needs.


Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Yes, but please email us the name and contact information of the guest that will attend in your place at least three days in advance. Day-of transfers are accepted, but we cannot guarantee that activity materials will be prepared with the correct name.


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

While preferred, it is not mandatory - we will also have a check-in list available.

Event Date: 
October 15, 2016 - 11:00am to 2:00pm
Event Location: 
712 Arts Plaza, Beall Center