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Thursday, September 19th, 2019
from 8:30am-3:30pm

At Northern Kentucky University's Votruba Student Union Ballroom

Presented by NKU's CINSAM and the University of Cincinnati


Registration for the 2019 STEM Conference closes on Monday, September 9th

2019 Presenters

We have finalized the presenters for the 2019 STEM Conference, please see list below.

2019 Presenters

Conference Information

The STEM Conference is a collaboration between NKU’s CINSAM and the University of Cincinnati’s Engineering Enhanced Math and Science Program, together they aim to supply educators with high quality and applicable tools to improve STEM education in our region.

Theme for STEM Conference 2019: Evolving STEM Education: Finding the right direction for my classroom, school, and district

In 2018, over 300 attendees, mainly K-12 teachers & school administrators from our region meet to discover the CORE Elements of STEM instruction along with cutting edge techniques and the latest in educational technology. Don’t miss this opportunity to share these resources with your students and peers!


Conference Features:

-          Showcase of Regional Resources (Scheduled during lunchtime.)

-          STEM Initiative Models (Learn about existing STEM Models)

-          Interactive Workshop Sessions (You participate and walk away with resources.)

-          Interactive Workshop Sessions with Follow-up Sessions.

-          Poster Sessions (View Poster Information Here)

-          Up to 6 Professional Development Contact Hours

-          Raffle(s) of educational Items (View Raffle Prizes Here) 


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Keynote Speaker: Amanda Underwood

The 2019 Keynote Speaker is Amanda Underwood, KSTA Middle School Teacher of the Year    

Amanda has been a teacher for 16 years, teaching all subjects grades 2nd-6th, science being her passion. She graduated from Morehead State University with a BA in Elementary Education, with an emphasis in science. She went on to get her Masters in Elementary Science Methods through Walden University and became a National Board Certified Teacher in 2009, recertifying in 2018. She is a member of KSTA, NSTA, KEA, NEA and various other organizations.    She had the privilege of serving on the KSTA Board of Directors for 6 years and then on their executive board, where she served as the President for 3 years. For the last 10 years, Amanda has helped KEA train teachers going through the National Board Certification process, as well as other professional development experiences. Amanda is fortunate to have worked with several programs and grants that have increased the number of opportunities for her students and increased her content knowledge along the way. She prides herself on making connections with other teachers around the state of Kentucky and the rest of the nation. Amanda is blessed with a wonderful husband, Josh Underwood, who teaches science at the high school level, and a wonderful 7-year-old son, Xander, who enjoys science as much as his parents and currently wants to be a gemologist or mineralogist.


September 19, 2019

7:30-8:30 AM Registration and Breakfast
- Poster Walk: Posters of Instructional Units by Teachers on Display in Atrium
8:30-8:55 AM                                                 Introductions: Dr. Madhura Kulkarni, Director of CINSAM
- Keynote Speaker - Amanda Underwood - KSTA Middle School Teacher of the Year, Mason County Middle
- Conference Welcome and Announcements: Danielle Dores, CINSAM Program Manager
9:05-10:15 AM Concurrent Breakout Session 1: STEM Initiative Models Presentations and Interactive Workshop Sessions
10:25-11:40 AM Concurrent Breakout Session 2: STEM Initiative Models Presentations and Interactive Workshop Sessions
11:45 AM- 1:00 PM Lunch, Showcase of Regional STEM Education Resources, and Raffle Drawing in the SU Ballroom
1:05-2:20 PM Concurrent Breakout Session 3: STEM Initiative Models Presentations and Interactive Workshop Sessions
2:30-3:45 PM Concurrent Breakout Session 4: STEM Initiative Models Presentations
3:45 PM Closure of Conference: 
- Return Contact Hours Sheet to Registration Desk


Directions to Kenton Garage & NKU Student Union
Please park in the Kenton Drive Parking garage and proceed across the street to the student union. Upon entering the garage, pull a ticket from the parking machines, you will receive a validation ticket at registration. 

Directions if traveling from US 27: From US 27 turn into the Main Entrance of Northern Kentucky University. Get in the right lane and veer to the RIGHT at the bottom of the hill. Avoid the roundabout circle completely. Turn LEFT at the stoplight on to Kenton Drive. Go straight until you see the Kenton Drive Parking Garage on your right. The Student Union is directly across from the Kenton Drive Parking Garage. 

Directions if traveling from 275: Take the Three Mile Road exit and turn right off the exit. Turn RIGHT at the stop light on to Kenton Drive. Go straight until you see the Kenton Drive Parking Garage on your right. The Student Union is directly across from the Kenton Drive Parking Garage.


Contact Us

Danielle Dores (859) 572-1308 |