STEM / STEAM Forum
The 2018 STEM/STEAM Forum held at the Classic Center, Athens, GA on October 22‐23.
As the state’s premier annual STEM/STEAM event, the Forum brings together leaders, innovators, and champions from across the state that are united by a passion to advance excellence in STEM /STEAM education for all students.
Last year we broke a record with more than 1,300 elementary, middle, high school teachers and administrators, along with business and industry partners attending.
• Attend to learn how other schools across Georgia bring STEM/STEAM activities into their classrooms
• Learn how to bring greater awareness to the hidden STEM/STEAM economy of our skilled trade jobs
• Have the chance to win one of our 3 for $300 Grants for CTAE, elementary, middle, and high school teachers.
Teachers must attend the conference in order to apply for the classroom grants.
Cost to Attend Forum: $150.00 (for both days including lunch)
Wayne K. Li
Wayne K. Li is the James L. Oliver Professor, which is a joint position between the Colleges of Design and Engineering. Through classes and the Innovation and Design Collaboration (IDC), he leads joint teaching initiatives and advances interdisciplinary collaboration between mechanical engineering and industrial design.
Endowed by School of Industrial Design alumnus James L. Oliver, II (BS ID 1965, ME 1967), the Oliver professor embodies the idea of “multidisciplinary.” Oliver learned in his work as a satellite company CEO that when the two schools of thought he mastered as a student — mechanical engineering and industrial design — are used together, great projects can be achieved.
As the Oliver professor, Li teaches students that design behavior bridges the language and ideological gap between engineering and design.
Previously, Li led innovation and market expansion for Pottery Barn seasonal home products, was an influential teacher in Stanford University’s design program where he taught visual communication and digital media techniques, led ‘interface development’ in Volkswagen of America’s Electronics Research Laboratory, and developed corporate brand and vehicle differentiation strategies at Ford Motor Company.
He received a Master of Science in Engineering from Stanford University, and undergraduate degrees in Fine Arts in Design and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.