X-STEM Puerto Rico

About X-STEM

X-STEM Puerto Rico, brought to you by Lockheed Martin and hosted by the University of Puerto Rico, is an “Extreme” STEM symposium for high school students featuring interactive presentations by an exclusive group of visionaries who aim to empower and inspire kids about careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  These STEM industry leaders are sure to ignite students’ curiosity through storytelling and live demonstrations.

Friday, October 25, 2019
8:30 AM to 2:30 PM

The University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus
Recinto Universitario de Mayagüez

Who Should Attend:
High school students (grades 9-12) and teacher/parent chaperones

There is no cost to attend outside of transportation to the event.  Space is limited and advance registration is required to attend.

Agenda - X-STEM Puerto Rico

Click on the speaker names below to view the full bios!

8:30-9:45 AM – Attendee Arrival, Check-in, Breakfast and Seating

9:50-10:00 AM – Welcome Address and Opening Remarks

10:00-10:20 AM – X-STEM Speaker Wilson Ronda, Sr. Manager, Flight Controls and Autonomous Systems Engineering & Technology at Lockheed Martin
10:20-10:35 AM – Q&A with Wilson Ronda

10:40-11:00 AM – X-STEM Speaker Dr. Nizar Ibrahim, Paleontologist, Anatomist, National Geographic Explorer and Assistant Professor of Biology, University of Detroit Mercy
11:00-11:15 AM – Q&A with Dr. Nizar Ibrahim

11:15-11:35 AM – Attendee Break

11:40 AM-12:00 PM – X-STEM Speaker Francisco Córdova, Director of the Arecibo Observatory
12:00-12:15 PM – Q&A with Francisco Córdova

12:20-12:40 PM – X- STEM Speaker Danni Washington, Marine Biologist, Science Communicator and TV Host, CBS Mission Unstoppable
12:40-12:55 PM – Q&A with Danni Washington

12:55 PM – Closing Remarks

1:00-2:30 PM – Lunch Break and Interactive Activities

Lunch will be provided.  Attendees may depart the event as soon as they are done.

The University of Puerto Rico



Tallo at X-STEM

The Tallo team will be at the X-STEM Puerto Rico Event! Student attendees should bring their cell phones to the event to engage with this tool.

Tallo is an online platform with one goal: connect talent with opportunities. Students and professionals use our app to build digital profiles and figure out the next step that’s right for them. Colleges, companies, and organizations use Tallo to find the talent they need. Think: jobs, apprenticeships, scholarships, and just about any other kind of professional or educational experience you can imagine.

We’re the connector that helps bring all of these possibilities together. Tallo users (all 580,000+ of them) have different lifestyles, passions, and personalities, and we know they’re all destined for greatness — we’re going to help them get there. For more information, visit www.tallo.com.

If you have a question about X-STEM Puerto Rico, please contact [email protected].