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Welcome to the GMiS Inclusive STEMM Excellence Institute!
Cooperating Partners: AWIS, ITEEA, NABT, NCTM, TESOL
July 1 - 3, 2024 Washington, DC

Registration  Call for Workshops / Sessions  Hotel Reservation 

In a time of social, political, and legal challenge, Great Minds in STEM (GMiS) sees a need to support educators in STEMM and beyond in their efforts to be inclusive in their teaching while addressing the learning losses exacerbated by COVID.  Therefore, we are hosting the Inclusive STEMM Excellence Institute with the following broad aims: 
  • Provide educators and their constituents with the tools to promote Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access (DEIA) in various settings for various populations within an increasingly hostile social/political/legal environment. 
  • Provide policy makers with tools for making a continuing case for DEIA efforts and encourage their support of classroom teachers to engage in such efforts 
  • Provide educators and policy makers opportunities to network with peers, knowledgeable subject matter experts, and resource providers in order to enhance STEMM learning environments. 

Dr. Calvin Mackie
Founder & CEO of STEM NOLA

José Hernández
Retired NASA Astronaut featured in Netflix movie A Million Miles Away (2023)

Dr. Victor McCrary
Vice Chair, National Science Board and Vice President for Research, University of the District of Columbia

Melody Gonzalez
Executive Director, White House Hispanic Initiative

Dr. Mike Gavin
President of Delta College
and convenor of “Education for All”

Andrés Henríquez
Director of STEM Education Strategy, Education Development Center

Pam Silas, CAEs
Associate Director, Community Outreach and Engagement, Northwestern University

Lillian Martinez
CEO, Out in STEM

Dr. Travis York
Director, Inclusive STEMM Ecosystems for Equity & Diversity, American Assocation for the Advancement of Science

Dr. Patricia Dowds

Karl Reid
Vice President for Equity and Inclusion, MIT

Caroline Crozier
Founder & CEO, LatinX Digital Leaders Now

Dr. David Grant
Director, American Life Panel, RAND Corporation

Hotel reservations are available now and the hotel rates, based on availability, will remain in effect until June 6, 2024.
Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport
2799 Richmond Hwy, Arlington, VA 22202

For details on available government rates, please email info@greatmindsinstem.org.

GMiS is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of age, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, nationality, race or religion. We expect all of our attendees to contribute to a professional and respectful atmosphere. All attendees - students, professionals, educators, executives, speakers, exhibitors, staff, stakeholders, guests and volunteers - are required to comply with the GMiS Code of Conduct.  GMiS Staff will enforce this code throughout the event to ensure a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment for everyone. Anyone violating these rules may receive a written warning or be asked to leave the event at the sole discretion of GMiS without a refund of any charge. Appropriate legal action will be taken against violators where applicable. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a GMiS Staff. 

By attending the GMiS STEMM Excellence Institute, you acknowledge that your image may be captured on video or in photos taken on behalf of GMiS. You further provide GMiS the right to use candid group photos or videos without securing additional permission, provided those images are not accompanied by further personally identifying information. You agree that their photograph or video may be used in GMiS-related communications and promotional materials and may be posted on GMiS’ official social media pages during and after the institute. 

To safeguard the health and safety of the 2024 GMiS STEMM Excellence Institute attendees, GMiS will comply with federal, state, and locally issued health and safety precautions, including the CDC’s Guidance for Events. GMiS has taken and will continue to take all reasonable precautions to prevent against the presence and spread of the disease but cannot and does not guarantee against exposure; and therefore, in choosing to attend the GMiS STEMM Excellence Institute you acknowledge that you are assuming a risk that you may be exposing yourself to COVID-19 and its potential health risks. 

By registering and attending the GMiS STEMM Excellence Institute, you acknowledge that you accept the risk of being exposed to or infected with COVID-19; that if you are infected, you may infect others; and that contracting COVID-19 may result in personal injury, illness, permanent disability or even death, both to yourself and to others with whom you may come in contact or whom you may infect if you become a carrier or transmitter of the virus. Therefore, I choose to accept the risk of exposure to COVID-19, and I agree that I am personally responsible for my safety and actions while attending the GMiS STEMM Excellence Institute. 

You accept sole responsibility for this risk and agree to hold the event venue, GMiS, its board of directors, board members, officers, agents, servants, affiliates, employees, successors, and assigns from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions, and causes of action whatsoever, directly or indirectly arising out of or related to any loss, damage, or injury, including death, that may be sustained to COVID-19 while participating in any activity associated with the GMiS STEMM Excellence Institute. 

We ask that you please not attend if: 

Within 10 days prior to the event, you have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, and you did not receive a negative rapid test result within days 5-10 after exposure. 

Within 48 hours prior to the event, you have experienced symptoms of COVID-19 such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chills, muscle pain/achiness, headache, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, congestion, runny nose, diarrhea, vomiting, fatigue, or any other symptoms of COVID-19. 

For more information, please visit www.greatmindsinstem.org or email dtmartinez@greatmindsinstem.org.
For sponsorship information, email rschwan@greatmindsinstem.org.

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