Initiatives

Here’s a peek at what we’ve been up to: 

West Campus Science & Sustainability Festival

WestFest Science & Sustainability graphic design in blue and whiteThe event that started it all! Check out the WestFest page linked above to find out more about this annual event. 

 

 

Guess Who

Guess Who design with wavy retro lines in orange and pink

Guess Who is a new STEM gameshow filled with laughter, learning, and LIES! Join our guessers as they try to figure out who’s lying and who’s telling the truth in order to match up three graduate students to their field of study. Try your hand at this fast-paced trivia challenge to see if you can Guess Who

Guess Who is a quarterly event offered virtually or in a hybrid setting. The inaugural Guess Who was featured as a part of the 2020 COSI Science Festival. The second Guess Who took place on September 1st, 2021.

Stay tuned for the next show! Meanwhile, watch the previous editions in our YouTube channel.

 

COSI Science Festival

An assortment of WestFest partners come together each year to participate in the COSI Science Festival. In non-COVID years you’ll find us at COSI facilitating hands-on activities. In 2020, many WestFest partners contributed virtual programs to the festival. 

Professional Development Workshops

In August of 2020 we offered a series of six virtual professional development workshops designed to help STEM educators shift to a hybrid or virtual format. Recordings of five of the six sessions are linked below (oops, we forgot to hit record for the math session). 

STEM Educators Office Hours

From September 2020 through May 2021 we offered bi-weekly STEM Educators Office Hours. Office Hours were open to all formal and informal educators interested in discussing STEM topics. This time was designed to answer questions, brainstorm ideas, explore potential partnerships and provide support to STEM educators dealing with unprecedented teaching situations.