The 84th edition of the SUNY Oswego Technology Fall Conference, Oct. 26 and 27, will feature the latest developments in teaching technology and a keynote plenary by Dr. Robert Simmons, Head of Social Impact and STEM Programs for Micron Technology and the Micron Foundation.

Presented by SUNY Oswego’s Department of Technology, the conference welcomes educators and professionals from different school disciplines and levels. Participants learn about technology and teaching techniques while networking with other educators and professionals. The conference also features commercial exhibits with the latest technology for classrooms and laboratories.

The conference draws approximately 400 attendees with around 54 expected presentations and 84 different presenters on campus.

For more information on the 84th annual Technology Fall Conference, visit the conference’s website.

The conference’s keynote speaker, Dr. Robert Simmons leads all social impact philanthropy in North America and STEM programming in Asia and North America for Micron Technology and the Micron Foundation. A noted scholar on issues of racial equity, STEM and nonprofit leadership, Simmons also serves as a Scholar in Residence and Scholar of Antiracist Praxis at the School of Education at American University, where he continues research in the education policy and leadership department.

As a member of the Diversity Scholars Network at the National Center for Institutional Diversity at the University of Michigan, his research for 15 years has focused on racial equity, STEM education and the lived realities of historically marginalized communities across multiple K-12 contexts. More specifically, he explores the experiences of Black students and teachers, equity in STEM and the lived experiences of Black fathers. He also is the founding director of the Center for Innovation in Urban Education at Loyola University.