2020 STEM Educators Summit POSTPONED indefinitely

The 2020 STEM Educators' Summit has been indefinitely postponed.

Due to the public health concern caused by the COVID-19 virus, UNH administration is limiting UNH-sponsored professional development events, programs and noncredit classes. The health and safety of our staff and the many members of our New Hampshire communities that participate in our programs is most important. We appreciate your understanding and patience during this uncertain time.

Christian Jernstedt from DartmouthStart the Day Off with Learning and the Brain

Our keynote speaker is G. Christian JernstedtPhD, Professor Emeritus and Research Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences; Director Emeritus, Center for Educational Outcomes, Dartmouth College; Adjunct Professor of Community and Family Medicine, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth; Co-Author, “Developing resources to teach and assess the core competencies: A collaborative approach” (2004, Academic Medicine). He specializes in human learning and speaks around the world, translating the complex findings from the cognitive, social, behavioral, and educational neurosciences for use in all areas of endeavor.

Dr. Jernstedt's research is in the area of learning as it occurs both in formal classroom settings and in natural environments. This research is directed towards understanding the breadth of learning, including its cognitive, behavioral, and affective aspects. He examines what leads to learning, what happens during learning, and what outcomes emerge from learning experiences. He has examined intentional learning, technologically enhanced learning, service learning, and experiential learning programs. (excerpt - Full Bio here)

Description of his talk

We need you!

Do you have an interesting new lab, project idea, demonstration, or anything to share with other teachers? Contribute to our Share-a-Thon in the afternoon. Have you or your students made a neat poster? Bring it and we'll display it throughout the day!


Teachers using batteries and bulbs to learn about circuits at the 2017 Summit


Teachers at a technology workshop during the 2017 STEM Summit

Tentative Schedule for the Day

8:30 Doors open

8:30 - 9:00 Registration, vendor tables

9:00 Opening remarks

Keynote speaker: J. Christian Jernstedt

10:30 - 10:45 Break, Vendor Tables

10:45 – 12:15 Morning Workshop

12:15 – 1:00 Lunch, Vendor Tables

1:00 – 2:30 Afternoon Workshop

2:30 – 2:45 Afternoon break

2:45 – 3:15 Panel Discussion 

3:15 - 3:45 Share-a-thon

3:45 - 4:00 Raffle and Evaluation


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Free parking can be around the building in the "Student only" spaces.