MSiC K-12 Teacher Conference

Reaching for the STARS in STEM Education!

When: June 20-21, 2018, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm

Where: Deep Run High School, 4801 Twin Hickory Road Glen Allen, VA  23059

 Join us for:

  • Engaging workshops for K-12 teachers, principals and school counselors
  • Complimentary copy of The Martian Classroom with follow up book study in Winter 2019 
  • Opportunities to network, collaborate, and share ideas with education professionals from across Central Virginia
  • Conference Registration will open March 28, 2018!

Keynote Speakers:

MSIC Yewande AustinYewande Austin

From MTV to the historic Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Yewande Austin’s socially charged music has taken center stage with the likes of the Black Eyed Peas, Maroon 5 and India Arie, but it is her work as an award-winning lecturer, social activist and honorary U. S. Cultural Ambassador that has become her greatest achievement. This 2017 President Barack Obama Lifetime Achievement Award honoree, 2015 TED speaker and 2017/2014/2013 CNN Hero Award nominee has dedicated her life to confronting the world’s greatest socio-economic challenges.


MSIC Rachael MannRachael Mann

Rachael Mann is the founder of #TeachlikeTED, an organization that provides teachers, leaders, and students with tools for presentation literacy. Rachael uses her message and her expertise to broaden the conversation around education reform and to amplify the voices of teachers and students. Prior to #TeachlikeTED, Rachael was the STEM Professional Learning Director for the Arizona K12 Center and State Director for EdRising Arizona. A former high school Career and Technical Education teacher, she has 14 years of classroom teaching experience. Rachael is a Google Certified Educator with a master’s degree in Educational Leadership.

Now Accepting Workshop Proposals!

MSiC teachersWould you like to share your wonderful STEM education ideas by submitting a session proposal for the MathScience Innovation Center K-12 Educator Conference 2018?  Submit your proposal at

Sessions are 75 minutes in duration and must be inquiry-based and support the theme of the conference, Reaching for the STARS in STEM Education. The proposal deadline is April 12, 2018. An interdisciplinary committee will review all proposals and reply by May 2, 2018.



Questions?  Contact Daphne Schmidt at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 804-343-6525 ext. 80246.