HISD students, teachers attend Pumps & Pipes 9 STEM symposium

HISD STEM coordinators, teachers and students will attend the Pumps & Pipes 9 Symposium on Dec. 7 to hear presentations from medical doctors, astrophysicists, research engineers and other Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) professionals, while thousands of students will watch via webcast from their classrooms.

Pumps and Pipes is an association of medical, energy, aerospace, academic and community professionals and leaders whose goal is to strengthen educational offerings in STEM, and who are at the forefront of problem-solving through cross-industry collaboration. Each year, professionals from 33 countries attend the symposium.

Below is a sample of some of the discussions and events that will be taking place at the Houston Methodist Research Institute:

P&P Mentors-to-STEM Teachers Program By Michael Lunceford, HISD School Board Trustee

In a Galaxy Far, Far Away By Coel Hellier, PhD, Professor of Astrophysics

Lighting Discovery Pathways By John B. Simpson, MD, PhD, Exec. Chairman of the Board, Avinger, Inc.

Oil Spill Response By Timothy J. Nedwed, PhD, Oil Spill Response Research, ExxonMobil Upstream research Company

To download the complete agenda and webcast flyer, please click here.

Teachers are encouraged to take pictures of their students watching the webcast on Dec. 7 at 8 a.m. CST and tweet the photos using the hashtag #pnp9. The live webcast can be accessed anytime during the day from www.pumpsandpipes.com .