The Wellesley STEM Expo was last held in 2019 and was an amazing hands-on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) exposition including a speaker series, hands-on exhibits, workshops and a student work showcase – transforming Wellesley High School into an interactive science center for a day.
Highlights from the 2019 and 2017 Expos are provided below.
2019 STEM Expo Keynote Speaker - 2pm - WHS Auditorium
Dr. Cheryl Knott
Professor of Anthropology and Biology - Boston University
2019 STEM Expo Keynote Speaker: Face to Face with Orangutans
A biological anthropologist who studies, and works to protect, the wild orangutans of Borneo, Dr. Knott is the Director of the Gunung Palung Orangutan Project. Dr. Knott earned her Ph.D. at Harvard University, where she spent nearly a decade on the faculty, before becoming Professor of Anthropology and Biology at Boston University. Dr. Knott was a member of the inaugural class of National Geographic Emerging Explorers in 2014 and has received numerous research and conservation grants from the National Geographic Society. Dr. Knott collaborates with her husband, National Geographic photographer Tim Laman, to create popular books, articles, and films on orangutans to help the public develop a greater appreciation for these magnificent animals. Dr. Knott is an essential voice in print media, such as National Geographic Magazine’s coverage of orangutans; television, including Nat Geo Wild’s Mission Critical: Orangutans; as well as through her frequent public lectures and keynote speeches.
Picturing Science Exhibit
Little Theater (Room 165)
Don’t miss a New York museum experience right here in Wellesley! Picturing Science: Museum Scientists and Imaging Technologies, a graphic panel exhibition organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York (amnh.org), will be in the Little Theater (Room 165). Picturing Science is an exhibition of striking large-format prints, showcasing advanced imaging technologies used by museum scientists and reveals once-hidden, intricate details of both natural phenomena and cultural artifacts. While at the exhibit, you can hear from a scientist from AMNH who will share more about this beautiful exhibit of visually arresting art and the advanced imaging technologies that make it possible.
2019 STEM Expo Sponsors
Maria and Adam Chase
DeSutter / Paglia Family
Pfizer Kendall Square
STARS- Sci-Tech Amateur Radio
Marc and Melissa Johannes
Dennis and Maura Sullivan
Friends & Family
Olin College of Engineering
Wellesley Chinese Language School
Julia de Peyster
Victoria & Anthony Ostler