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November 29th Speakers:

Keynote Speakers:

Welcome and Introduction: Dr. Harry Cheng, Professor and C-STEM Center Director

Welcome and Keynote:  Dr. Richard Corsi, Dean, College of Engineering, UC Davis

Jeff Hescox, UC Davis C-STEM Program Manager “Learning Math with Coding and Robotics for All”

Panel: Accelerated Learning of Math and CS/STEAM in the Summer and Academic Year

Dr. Kenneth Wagner, Associate Superintendent on Education Service, Redlands USD

Deepika Srivastava, STEAM & Innovation Coordinator, Redlands USD









Wes Cullen, Principal, Redlands USD

Tim Rochester, Teacher, Redlands USD









Athena Gonzalez, Student, Redlands USD

November 30th Speakers:

Keynote Speaker:

Randal S. Bassett, Superintendent, Fontana USD

Moderator: Dr. Barbara Nemko, Napa County Superintendent of Schools

Session 1 Panel: Building a Strong Foundation with C-STEM Math-ICT

Moderator:  Dr. Brittney Beck, Assistant Professor, CSU Bakersfield

Alison O’Connor, Teaching & Learning Director, Elementary Instruction, Fontana USD

Dr. Honey T. Sacro Swem, Elementary Coordinator, Curriculum and Instruction, Fontana USD

Dr. Kathryn Campbell, Coordinator Secondary Instruction/Math, Teaching and Learning, Fontana US

Pamela Matea, Math Teacher, Southridge Middle School, Fontana USD

Janice Taylor, 4th Grade Teacher, North Tamarind Elementary School, Fontana USD

Session 2 Panel: Engaging Students with C-STEM Math and Robotics at the Elementary Level

Moderator: Omar Shepherd, Curriculum Specialist, Orange County Department of Education

Joe Erven, Executive Director of Innovation and Excellence, Orange USD

Greg Miller, 3rd Grade Teacher, McPherson K-8 Magnet School, Orange USD

December 1st Speakers:

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Alfonso Jimenez, Superintendent, HLPUSD

Moderator:  Dr. Ramona Bishop, President/CEO, Elite Public Schools

Session 1 Panel: Bridging the Achievement Gap with C-STEM Math and Robotics in Middle School

Dr. Judy Fancher, Assistant Superintendent on Curriculum, Hacienda La Puente USD







Teresa Magpayo Castro, TOSA, Hacienda La Puente USD

Sam Higbee, 6-7th grade Math Teacher, Orange Grove Middle School, Hacienda La Puente USD

Marissa Blesseum, 7th grade Math Teacher, Cedarlane Academy,  Hacienda La Puente USD













Wendy Wilson, 7th Grade Teacher, Valinda School of Academics, Hacienda La Puente USD







Ricardo Recinos, TOSA, Hacienda La Puente USD

Session 2 Panel: STEAM Integration for Language and Math Literacy

Dr. Eduardo Mosqueda, Associate Professor, Department of Education, UC Santa Cruz 









Dr. Suzie Dollesin, Education Programs Consultant, Professional Learning Innovations Office, California Department of Education; Lecturer, Department of Teacher Credentialing, CSU Sacramento

Session 3 Panel: How to Integrate  Data Science in the Math and Science Curriculum under the Upcoming New California  Math Framework

Moderator: Fred Uy,  Director,  Department of Educator Preparation & Public School Programs, California State University Office of the Chancellor

Dr. Brittney Beck, Assistant Professor, Department of Education, CSU Bakersfield

Jesus S. Esquibel, MSTI Director / Assistant Director Citizen Scientist Project, CSU Bakersfield

December 2nd Speakers:

Keynote Speakers:

Ian O. Williamson, Dean, School of Business, UC Irvine

Moderator: Merry Kim, Associate Dean, CTE, Coastline College

Session 1 Panel: The C-STEM Boost: Former C-STEM Students Share Their Journeys

Moderator: Merry Kim, Associate Dean, CTE, Coastline College 

Emma, Amazon

Jordan Criswell, General Motors

Annie Gao, Facebook

Session 2 Panel: 13 Years of C-STEM Math-ICT Pathway

Moderator:  Jeff Hescox, UC Davis C-STEM Program Manager

Rosalie Sinapi, Principal, LA Elementary School, Hacienda La Puente USD

April Corby, 6th Math Teacher/ASB Coordinator, Riverside STEM Academy, Riverside USD

Allen Thoe, Math and Computer Science Teacher, Citrus Valley High, Redlands USD