UOG STEM Conference to promote student research and cultivate future scientists

UOG STEM Conference to promote student research and cultivate future scientists

UOG STEM Conference to promote student research and cultivate future scientists

members of the UOG drone corps
Members of the University of Guam Drone Corps including Keanno Fausto, third from left, welcome back students at the Calvo Field House at the beginning of this semester.
Members of the UOG Chemistry club
Members of the University of Guam Chemistry Club set up displays at the Calvo Field House when this semester began.


High school and college students as well as community members interested in the STEM fields are invited to attend the 3rd annual University of Guam CNAS STEM Conference. This year’s conference, themed “From Roots to Reef: Connecting Experiences in STEM,” will be held in person for the first time from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, April 7–8, at the Calvo Field House on the UOG campus.

Led and organized by students majoring in STEM fields under the UOG College of Natural and Applied Sciences and School of Engineering, the conference will 1) showcase the research projects of Guam students, 2) delve into current local and global matters in science, and 3) showcase STEM learning opportunities available to students.

Headshot of Britney Sison


“This event is meant to give students a platform to share their research experiences with our island community and to inspire upcoming students to pursue majors and eventual careers in STEM,” said Britney Sison, a senior chemistry major on the conference planning committee.


The event will include presentations from various professionals, student research presentations, and expo booths. Delivering the keynote speeches will be Ernesto Guades, an assistant professor of civil engineering at UOG, who will discuss the sustainability of Guam’s civil infrastructure; and Else Demeulenaere, associate director of the UOG Center for Island Sustainability. Demeulenaere will discuss "Connecting land, ocean, and people through biocultural research approaches." 

Other presentations on the agenda include:

  • “My Journey Through STEM as an Indigenous Biologist” by Leilani Sablan, Sea Turtle Biologist with UOG Sea Grant
  • “Volunteers and Citizen Science in Guam” by Olympia Terral, Science Communicator for UOG Sea Grant and Center for Island Sustainability
  • "Bee Keeping in Guam" by Christopher Rosario
  • "Elevating our Environmental Opportunities" by Kyle Dahilig
  • "University of Guam Drone Corps" by Keanno Fausto

Register to attend the conference at www.uog.edu/cnas/stem-con/.  Early bird registration rates are available until March 31. 

After March 31, registration will be $30 for all attendees.

For more information, please email uogstemconference@triton.uog.edu or follow the conference on Instagram and Twitter @uogstemconf.

Register here