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Join fellows in our STEM Academy, teachers, current and past Woodrow Wilson Fellows, mentors, and advisors for a day of professional development, learning, growth.

You will have the opportunity to hear from teachers around the state and view poster presentations from current STEM teachers.


June 17
9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Ball State Alumni Center
2800 W. Bethel Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306
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Cost: Free

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You’ll learn from other STEM educators and experts through:

  • breakout sessions
  • poster sessions
  • panel discussions
  • a keynote from the state’s Teacher of the Year

We will also provide breakfast, lunch, and snacks.

Keynote Speaker

Tamara Markey

Tamara MarkeyTamara Markey is an innovative, passionate and dynamic educator who draws from and applies to her classroom nearly a decade of real-world experience as an engineer with Amoco Oil and BP Pipelines. Mrs. Markey is a Woodrow Wilson STEM Teaching Fellow and Project Lead the Way instructor. She teaches pre-engineering at McKenzie Center for Innovation and Technology in the Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township in Indianapolis.

Tamara is the 2019 Indiana Teacher of the Year, a 2018 Lawrence Township Design Excellence Challenge co-award winner, and in 2017 was awarded the Engineering/Technology Educators of Indiana Program Excellence Award.

She holds a bachelor of science in industrial engineering and a master of science in engineering technology education, both from Purdue University. She serves as an advisor lead in her school to support teachers in the areas of guidance and counseling, while also assisting students who have been identified as needing additional support.

She works to increase exposure and interest of middle school girls in engineering and engineering technology through the MCIT Girls in Technology program, and she serves as faculty advisor for the Architecture, Construction, and Engineering (ACE) Mentoring Program. She has served as a member of her school district’s STEM Coalition Task Force and the Graduation Pathway Committee. Tamara lives in Indianapolis with her husband, their three children, and golden doodle.


If you’re interested in attending, please complete our online registration form.


If you have questions or would like to know more about the conference, please contact Kizmin Jones, director of the Hoosier STEM Academy.

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