IEOM STEM Poster Competition – California 2017
For Elementary, Middle School and High School
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)
Saturday, July 15, 2017
Venue: Sofia University, 1069 East Meadow Circle, Palo Alto, CA 94303, USA
|Competition Winners San Jose 2017|
IEOM Society International (Industrial Engineering and Operations Management Society), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is organizing the IEOM STEM (Science Technology, Engineering & Math) Poster Competition for K-G5, Middle School, High School, College and Graduate Students on July 15, 2017 (Saturday) at Sofia University, Palo Alto, California.
The IEOM STEM Poster Competition recognizes the outstanding students for their accomplishment in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) for their innovative and creative projects. Early involvement with STEM projects, youth would be equipped with the knowledge and skills to solve real world complex and challenging problems. IEOM Society International encourages youth to pursue STEM education and select their careers as scientists, engineers, and innovators and understands global perspectives. IEOM STEM Poster Competition is a step forward for global leadership.
Participants will bring a poster including any school poster, tri-folder poster or printed poster. The size of the poster should be 24″ x 36″ (24 inches high by 36 inches wide). Posters will be judged for each age category: K-G5, G6-7, G8-9, G10-12, College and Graduate. Winners will receive award certificates and plaques. Any students from middle schools, high schools, college and graduate schools in California can join the competition.
Tentative Program, July 15, 2017
07:00 – 9:00 Registration
09:00 – 9:30 Opening and Welcome Address –
09:30 – 10:00 Opening Keynote:
10:00 – 10:30 Networking Break
10:30 – 12:30 Poster Competition (K-G5, G6-G7, G8-G9 and G10-12)
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Keynote
13:30 – 14:00 Break
14:00 – 16:00 Award Keynote, Winners Recognition, Appreciation Certificates for all participants and IEOM Awards
Professor Don Reimer
Co-Chair: 2017 IEOM K-12 STEM Poster Competition
Dr. Charles Chen
Dr. Charles Chen, Morrill Learning Center, San Jose, CA – Local Coordinator
Lihui Shi, Senior Data Scientist at Centerfield Corporation, Los Angeles, CA
Dr. Xin Zhao, Director of Biostatistics at Johnson & Johnson Janssen Pharmaceutical R&D, Regulatory & Statistical Advisor, SF Bay Area
Chris Barker, Statistical Planning and Analysis Services, Inc., San Carlos, CA
Dr. John J. Flaig, Managing Director. Applied Technology, San Jose, California
Poster should have the following features:
- Purpose / Objectives
- Charts / Graphs
Testimonial from IEOM Middle School and High School STEM Project Competition Participants – IEOM 2017 Morocco Conference
2017 IEOM Conference at Rabat was really an eye opening experience for me. I never really understood how competitive and how intriguing STEM really was before this. I was able to see how statistics were utilized in different ways. The professionals there were all very approachable, and gave us very positive feedback on projects that we did. I was also able to observe what other high schoolers, and college/graduate students were doing, and received criticism on my own project. I was luckily to receive the High School STEM Oral Presentation, 1st Place Award. However, not only was I able to experience intellectual growth; I was able to grow culturally as well. Since IEOM is held in different locations every time, I was able to see the different lifestyles of different people. This year, the conference was held in Morocco. I had opportunities to visit the Rabat city and saw all that Morocco had to offer. IEOM conference really is a life changing event, and I would not hesitate to participate again.
By Timothy Liu, Lynbrook High School, Cupertino, CA
When daddy told me that we are flying to Rabat, Morocco to attend the IEOM conference, my first responses are: (1) will it be safe in Africa, (2) are we (US Citizens) welcomed there, (3) can we communicate well with people there in English? When we landed at the Rabat Airport, our concerns wouldn’t bother us immediately. People there were friendly and could speak English very well. They have cars and use I-Phones like us. Conference was amazing and we were so welcomed. Morocco students are smart, and study hard like us from USA. Keynote Speakers were great, especially the Award Dinner Speaker talking about the Science and Math History. We enjoyed French Dinner Event and Rabat City Tour. We hired a Taxi Driver to visit several attractions within Rabat City. We could have a closer look at Rabat History as well as seeing more local people there. This definitely is a culture shock for us, and which has changed our impressions on African People and grown our global visions. When taking the return flight and leaving the Rabat Airport, within less than 60 hours stay there, I could not believe how much I have learned between arriving and leaving the same airport. We are lucky that IEOM will arrange another special STEM-California STEM Competition Event in our Bay Area this summer. I will also submit more STEM Projects to IEOM Bogota Conference in October. Thank You, IEOM.
By Mason Chen, Milpitas Christian Middle School/Stanford Online High School, San Jose, CA