About the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S.T.E.M.) Research Symposium
The purpose of the Science Technology Engineering and Math (S.T.E.M.) committee is to promote the development of a S.T.E.M. learning community, in which students can thrive, succeed, and graduate in the S.T.E.M. disciplines.
The community is based on a strengthened collaboration between S.T.E.M. faculty, advisors, students, and departments. It is implemented through the development of proven initiatives and activities such as mentorships, academic and research support, social networking, administrative support, and partnerships with community colleges and other units of interest.
The overall objective is to attract and retain qualified students in the S.T.E.M. majors, especially from underrepresented groups, and address the local and national shortage in the S.T.E.M. fields.
The goals of the S.T.E.M. initiatives are:
- to promote the development of community of active learners by creating an environment that allows students, faculty and staff to interact through involvement in various multidisciplinary activities and social events.
- to develop and implement strategies aimed at encouraging and facilitating the transfer of S.T.E.M. students from neighboring community colleges to Barry University.
- to promote involvement in research within S.T.E.M. disciplines and to support participation and presentations at regional and national scientific meetings or competitions.
Every spring, S.T.E.M. students and faculty are invited to showcase their research at the Annual Barry S.T.E.M. Research Symposium. This research symposium is aimed at engaging the local scientific community in learning about ongoing discoveries within S.T.E.M. disciplines (biology, chemistry, computer science, health science, information technology, mathematics, psychology, and physics). The event is sponsored by the Departments of Biology, Mathematics & Computer Science, Physical Sciences, and Psychology, the School of Professional and Career Education, the School of Nursing and Health Sciences, and private donors.
In 2016, S.T.E.M. Symposium was enriched with S.T.E.A.M. Art Contest. The addition of the Arts is aimed at encouraging students (and faculty) to look at and approach S.T.E.M. through different perspectives and to develop their artistic side. Additionally, this approach aims to make S.T.E.M. more appealing and accessible to those outside of S.T.E.M.
- Biology: Dr. Christoph Hengartner CHengartner@barry.edu, Dr. Peter Lin PLin@barry.edu, Dr. Michael Robinson MRobinson@barry.edu
- Chemistry: Dr. Zuzana Zajíčková ZZajickova@barry.edu
- Physics: Dr. Maurizio Giannotti MGiannotti@barry.edu
- Math: Dr. Sanja Zivanovic SZivanovic@barry.edu
- Computer Science: Dr. Ricardo Jimenez RJimenez@barry.edu
- Psychology: Dr. Sabrina Des Rosiers SEDesRosiers@barry.edu
- School of Professional and Career Education: Dr. Anita Závodská AZavodska@barry.edu and Dr. Khaled Deeb KDeeb@barry.edu
- School of Nursing and Health Sciences: Ms. Sumera Ackbarali SAckbarali@barry.edu