J Rêve STEAM and Multiple Intelligences Paris Panel Video Online

Watch our STEAM and Multiple Intelligences Panel that took place in Paris, France, on February 20, 2016.

STEM Education = Science, Technology, Engineering, Math

Featuring artist Ealy Mays, Educator Margaret Sargent, School Administrator Malikka Karteron, and Neurosurgeon Hossein Khonsari. Moderated by Jacqueline Cofield, founder of J Rêve International. Beauford Delaney exhibition curated by Wells International Foundation at Columbia University Paris.

STEAM is a movement championed by the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and it has been widely adopted by institutions, corporations and individuals. J Rêve International, founded by a former physics and chemistry schoolteacher, celebrates the STEAM movement by providing global arts education programs for educators.



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Ealy Mays is a Paris-based contemporary artist. His work has been exhibited in Mexico’s Galeria Clava, Paris’ Carrousel du Louvre, Mexico’s annual José Clemente Orozco Art competition, and New York’s Guggenheim museum, to name a few.  Residing in Paris for the last 15 years, he is a permanent recurring resident at Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, and an alumnus of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine.


Roman Hossein Khonsari was born in Iran and educated in Paris, France. He is an alumni of the École normale supérieure and graduated from Pierre-et-Marie-Curie University medical school. He trained in maxillofacial surgery, plastic surgery and craniofacial surgery at Nantes university hospital, Pitié-Salpêtrière hospital in Paris and Great Ormond St. hospital in London. He has a PhD in developmental biology from King’s College London.  Khonsari is now consultant maxillofacial surgeon at Necker Enfants-Malades university hospital and assistant professor at Paris-Descartes university, where he conducts research at the Imagine Institute, a healthcare institute dedicated to the study of congenital disorders. His main interests are craniofacial surgery and the study of head and neck developmental anomalies.


Malikka D. Karteron is the Associate Director for Policy, Education, Government and External Affairs at B’Above Worldwide Institute. As the Associate Director, Malikka oversees 17 Education Directors & 19 sites, creates program plans & policies, generates departmental outcomes & agency wide statistical reports, and reviews the community assessment to better serve the children and families.  In this capacity, she also is responsible for program/project development, facilitation and implementation.  Prior to joining B’Above, Malikka D. Karteron was a graduate fellow for the Center for Environmental Analysis – Center for Research Excellence in Science & Technology (CEA-CREST) at California State University (Cal State LA), Los Angeles.  Malikka completed her undergraduate studies at Hampton University, where she majored in Marine and Environmental Science.


Margaret Sergent has taught Special Education for 30 years in the Rochester City School District as well as in New Haven, Connecticut. Her teaching experiences include teaching students with learning and emotional disabilities. Margaret has been a Lead Teacher/Mentor working with new teachers for several years.  Margaret is a Master Trainer for the American Federation of Teachers training teachers, nurses, bus drivers, security guards and paraprofessionals about Health and Safety.   She currently is Second Vice-President of the Rochester Teachers Association in Rochester, New York and the Health and Safety Chairperson for the union. She serves on the AFT Health and Safety Advisory Committee and the New York State United Teachers Health and Safety Task Force. She is an elected officer of the Rochester Area Labor Council. She serves on the AFL-CIO Community Services Committee, as well as various school district committees.


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