Join Lotus STEMM for our second annual Degrees of Success conference!

Experience a day filled with fun, hands-on activities and gain valuable insight from knowledgeable speakers on succeeding in Science, Tech, Engineering, Math & Medicine (STEMM). Perfect for the whole family!

October 24th, 2021

11:00am - 4:30pm EST

Virtual

What can I expect?

Parents, Teachers & Students

Degrees of Success is aimed at parents, teachers & youth alike. Join us to participate in activities and engage in discussions that give you a glimpse into the day-to-day life of a STEMM career. Hear from our esteemed speakers in our “Trailblazers in STEMM” panel on how they have navigated the STEMM space as South Asian women and established themselves as successful, innovative leaders in their field.

 

Panelist lineup will be announced soon!

Family & I Code Together

This fun-filled workshop provides a beginner-friendly introduction to coding using Scratch. You can choose to work together or compete against one another - either way, this is a great opportunity to bond with each other over coding!

Teach Me in 5

Learn more about flight and nuclear energy with our interactive module presentations! Members of the Lotus STEMM team will run 2 informational sessions for girls aged 8-15, complete with demonstrations that you can watch or actively engage in.

 

Prosthetic Power

Have you ever wondered how prosthetics are developed? Wonder no more! This workshop serves as an introduction to the field of biomedical engineering, with a focus on rehabilitation. Join our very own Lotus STEMM co-op students in building your own prosthetic hand with household items, and engage in a discussion about how we can use engineering design processes to create devices which help us in our daily lives and advance healthcare.

STEM competition

 

Awaken your inner scientist and participate in the DOS STEMM challenge using items that are readily available to you! Competition opens July 16th, and closes on August 2nd. Prizes will be awarded on August 8th.

 
 
 

Conference Schedule

11:00AM

Introduction

11:30AM

Family & I Code Together, with Scratch

12:45PM

Break

1:15PM

Trailblazers in STEMM Panel/Q&A

2:15PM

Prosthetic Power

3:15

Teach Me in 5

4:15PM

Awards and Closing Remarks

 

Activity Leaders

Family & I Code Together

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Jasvinder Kalra is a college educator with almost two decades of experience as an IT Educator and IT specialist. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Science, a Masters in Information Technology and Masters in Computer Applications and Information Technology. She is highly involved in supporting women and girls in STEM through actively engaging with youth and their families at robotics events. She has found her involvement to be highly rewarding and is excited to teach about coding through Lotus STEMM's Family & I Code Together program.

Prosthetic Power

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Jaraniya Vasantharasa is a current high school student entering Grade 12 in September. She is interested in neuroscience, cell biology, and biomedical engineering, and would like to pursue medical/pharmaceutical research in the future. Jaraniya first joined Lotus STEMM as a co-op student, and currently volunteers with Canadian Association of Girls in Science (CAGIS) as a chapter volunteer.

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Sundus Imran is a high school student going into Grade 12 this September. She is interested in biomedical engineering, business, and technology. In the future, Sundus aims to pursue a career in engineering. She originally joined Lotus STEMM as a co-op student and is now volunteering with the LS-CAGIS chapter.

Teach Me in 5

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Yashaswani Chauhan is a 4th year undergraduate student completing her Bachelor of Science in Biology and Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. She is a passionate advocate for STEMM education and hopes to inspire creativity in others through her work in Teach Me in 5 at Lotus STEMM.

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Pragya Kaushik is currently a high school student at the Woodlands Secondary School in Mississauga, Ontario. She loves all the sciences, especially chemistry! She works as a volunteer with Lotus STEMM on the Teach Me in 5 project.

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Meshva Desai will be starting her first year at the University of Waterloo for Biomedical Engineering. She hopes to share her passion for science with youth through volunteering with Lotus STEMM and co-leading the Teach Me in 5 project.

Panelists/Moderator

Watch this space - the panelist lineup will be announced on here and our social media soon!

 

Sponsors

Sponsored by Lotus STEMM!

Interested in Sponsoring? Please email roopali.chaudhary@lotusstemm.org