Students to host CNAS STEM Conference on April 22-23

Students to host CNAS STEM Conference on April 22-23

Students to host CNAS STEM Conference on April 22-23


CNAS STEM conference banner

High school and college students as well as all others interested in learning about science are invited to attend the second student-led University of Guam College of Natural & Applied Sciences STEM Conference. The conference will be held online from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, April 22, and Saturday, April 23.

STEM conference schedule

Under the theme “Strengthening the Roots of STEM,” the STEM Conference will 1) showcase the research projects of Guam students, 2) delve into current local/global matters and research on Guam, and 3) explore the many opportunities available to students.

“We’re looking forward to another successful year of STEM with our lineup of keynote speakers, live-session presenters, and expo booths,” said Mary Heather Jingco, conference chair. “We hope to encourage all aspiring future scientists to continue the work they’ve been doing and to work together to ‘Strengthen the Roots of STEM’ here on Guam.’”

Many UOG students have been working closely with on- and off-island research mentors, said conference organizer and senior biology major Sabrina Zhi, and the conference will provide an opportunity for them to present their work in poster sessions.

“We hope this event can help provide accessible on-island opportunities for students to share their projects with the community,” she said.

View the Conference Schedule

In addition to the student poster presentations, the conference will feature the following keynote speakers and presenters:

William Sablan, Ph.D. in Mathematics Candidate
William Sablan, a 2021 graduate of UOG in mathematics and now a Ph.D. student at University of California, Riverside, gives a presentation on his expository paper on Monsky's Theorem during the 2019 Student Colloquium for the UOG Division of Mathematics. Sablan will be a keynote speaker on April 23 for this year's UOG CNAS STEM Conference.

Keynote speakers:

  • William Sablan, Ph.D. in Mathematics Candidate, University of California, Riverside
  • Dr. Else Demeulenaere, Associate Director, UOG Center for Island Sustainability


  • Daniel Salas-Escabillas, Ph.D. in Cancer Biology Candidate, University of Michigan
  • John Borja, Communications Lead, Pacific Islands Climate Adaptation Science Center (PI-CASC)
  • Christine Fejeran, Chief of Forestry & Soil Resources, Guam Department of Agriculture
  • Keanno Fausto, Communications Coordinator for NASA Guam EPSCoR and Communications and CSR Officer for Bank of Guam
  • Suzanna van de Lagemaat, Ph.D. Candidate in Plate Tectonic Reconstruction, Utrecht University
  • Christopher Rosario, President, Guam Beekeepers Association

Register to attend

Early bird registration at the prices below ends Friday, April 15, after which registration will cost $25. A limited number of early registrants will also receive free merchandise!

Early registration fees:

  • High school students: Free
  • UOG/GCC Undergraduates: $15
  • UOG Graduate Students and Alumni: $20
  • UOG Faculty and Staff: $25
  • General Admission: $25

Register Here