Cultivating STEM/STEAM Thinkers: Linking Policy, Research, and Practice
Session 1: Global Perspectives: The Gender Divide in STEM
Session 2: STEAM Education, Active Learning, and Climate Change
Session 3: Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and STEM
Keynote: Professor Ge Wang, Stanford Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics, Department of Music and Computer Science
Ge Wang is an Associate Professor at Stanford University’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA). He researches the artful design of tools, toys, games, musical instruments, programming languages, expressive VR experiences, and interactive AI systems with humans in the loop. Ge is the architect of the ChucK audio programming language, the director of the Stanford Laptop Orchestra and the Stanford VR Design Lab. He is the Co-founder of Smule and the designer of the Ocarina and Magic Piano apps for mobile phones. A 2016 Guggenheim Fellow, Ge is the author of Artful Design: Technology in Search of the Sublime, a photo comic book about how we shape technology -- and how technology shapes us.
At Stanford University, Ge teaches "critical-making" courses at the intersections of art, the humanities, and engineering, including "Music, Computing, Design", "Laptop Orchestra", and "Music and AI".
Organized by the Centre for the Study of Global Japan, the Initiative for Education Policy and Innovation, University of Toronto and supported by the Consulate-General of Japan in Toronto.