Welcome to the WVSTA Annual Conference! This year COVID has forced us to run a virtual event, but the quality and professionalism you have come to expect from this organization will be on display no matter the format. We will be using Zoom and break out rooms to allow everyone to hear and see the plenary sessions as well as the concurrent sessions. The schedule is provided HERE for anyone to view, but only those registered will receive the version with the links to the various meetings. Many presenters have provided handouts and resources for their sessions. We know that you will enjoy connecting with your amazing peers, and learning best practices of science education across the Mountain State and well beyond. Join us as we Look to the Future!
Opening Session 9:00 - 9:45 AM
Erika Klose, President
Josh Revels, President Elect
Dr. Deb Hemler, Executive Director
Jennifer Schwertfeger, WVDE Liaison
Keynote Speaker 12:00 - 12:45 PM
The Future of Data Exploration and Communication
Michael Morehead is a cofounder and the CEO of IstoVisio, makers of syGlass. Created in a WVU neuroscience lab, syGlass allows researchers and scientists to explore volumetric image stacks in virtual reality, increasing insight and discovery. An avid scientist, Michael engages with researchers around the world to bring cutting-edge visualization to bear on some of the largest datasets. In the future, syGlass will help bridge the gap between high-end research labs and STEM education, by allowing educators to utilize these new datasets to teach and inspire. Michael is a Bridgeport, WV native, and holds a master’s degree in computer science.