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STEM Institute


The mission of the STEM Institute is to promote and organize service, educational and research initiatives in the STEM fields in order to foster high-quality, innovative STEM education and research in the local and global community.

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The goals of the STEM Institute are to:

  • Serve as an engine and forum for STEM educational, networking and training events.
  • Foster the development of a community of STEM enthusiasts by emulating an environment that allows students, faculty, industry experts and community stakeholders to interact and engage in various multidisciplinary educational and scholarly activities and events.
  • Develop and implement partnerships and collaboration among various institutions such as colleges, universities, high and middle schools, industry, non-profit organizations to encourage innovation and technology transfer and interest in the STEM fields.
  • Promote involvement in research within STEM disciplines and support participation and presentations at local, regional, national, and international scientific meetings or competitions.

Events and Activities

  • International Conference on Computing and Technology held every Fall at VIU.
  • Distinguished Speakers Series.
  • Boot camps for middle/high school students and professionals.
  • Human-Centric Data Science Group.

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