Explore strategies to build STEM programs that entice and engage our diverse communities in high-demand careers.
Keynote Speaker: Kantis Simmons, Speaker, Author, and Former NASA Scientist
Kantis Simmons, a former NASA scientist, has placed himself on the front lines of an educational crisis, as he aims to reinvigorate STEM education, change student drop-out rates, slow the teacher turnover trend, and put an end to the student loan debt epidemic.
The schools that undergo Simmons’ “Play Your ‘A’ Game” Academic Success program, are seeing 15%-23% improvement in student performance and test scores. His “Pay for College” funding strategies are better equipping families to fund higher education, and his “Educate To Elevate” teacher motivation program is making a difference among educators.
Simmons is especially passionate about science, education, and STEM careers. He has master’s degrees in both Polymer Science & Engineering from Lehigh University and Textile and Fiber Engineering from Georgia Tech. Though his past lab work, he has developed products for Mobile Chemical Company, created contact lens products for CIBA Vision, and improved aircrafts, space shuttles, and military jets for NASA Langley Research Center.
- General Admission: $25, includes lunch
- Students: Free (may add lunch for $5)
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