STEM Exploration Day for Boys

Friday, November 20, 2015 

This one day conference is catered to 7th and 8th grade boys to get fired up about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The event showcases STEM career professionals from throughout Wisconsin and faculty from UW-Stevens Point. Students engage in hands-on workshops and learn the many career paths available with an education in STEM. The conference includes exhibits, a keynote presentation, and three one-hour workshops. Attendees get a glimpse of UW-Stevens Point with workshops held throughout campus.dreamstime_m_9602273-teen boys-small.jpg

Registration will open October 16, 2015.

Register by October 30, 2015.


Keynote Speaker TBD

Conference at a Glance
Registration and Exhibit Exploration (Dreyfus University Center (DUC))
​8  - 9 a.m.
Welcome and Keynote Presentation (Dreyfus University Center (DUC)) ​9 - 9:45 a.m.
Workshop A​ (Various campus buildings) ​10  - 11 a.m.
Lunch​ (Dreyfus University Center)​ 11  - 11:45 a.m.​
Workshop B​ ​(Various campus buildings) noon - 1 p.m.​
Workshop C​ (Various campus buildings) 1:15  - 2:15 p.m.​
End of Conference​ (Health Enhancement Center (HEC)) ​2:30 p.m.

How to register 

Schools are encouraged to bring groups, but individuals are welcome to attend the program. Each student will be asked to view the listing of available workshops and select eight workshops of interest to them.  Students will also be asked to select two workshops they do not want to attend.  Students will then be placed into workshops by our staff.  
ptions: The workshops for November 20, 2015 will be posted in September.

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Registration Fees

Student registration fee: TBD
*Adult/chaperone registration fee: TBD
*Adults/chaperones are assessed a registration fee to cover lunch and materials. Chaperones may visit any workshop during the day but do not register for workshops online. We recommend one chaperone for groups of 25 or less and two for groups of 25-50.

Payment Options

Payments must be made by November 12, 2015.  Please make checks payable to UW-Stevens Point.  Mail payments to 2100 Main St. Stevens Point, WI 54481.  Contact Samantha Pech at to request an invoice prior to the event. 

The following credit cards are accepted online: MasterCard, Visa, and Discover.  


Scholarships are available only to students and cover the registration fee. Scholarships will be granted upon written recommendation by a teacher or school administrator. Recommendations may be emailed to Julie Hellweg, Program Manager, at Please include your name and position, your school's name and the name of each student in need of scholarship. Scholarship Deadline is October 20, 2015.   

Liability and Photo Release Forms

Each student attending must bring a signed Liability and Photo Release Form in order to attend the conference. A student may attend the conference without a chaperone ONLY if a signed form is turned in. Download, print, and bring the parent-signed forms to the event. 


Lunch will be served from 11 to 11:45 a.m. in the Dreyfus University Center Laird Room.  Lunch is typcially a sandwich, a side of chips, a whole fruit, a cookie or brownie and a drink.  One of each item is provided to each attendee.  Vending machines and other food options are available in the food court at your own expense. 
If you require a special dietary lunch, please contact Samantha Pech at by November 13, 2015.  

Escorts and Volunteers

Campus students and staff volunteer their time to escort students to workshops throughout the day in groups of 15-30. No student is ever left unattended/alone during the event.  


T-shirts will be offered with this event.  More information will be provided in the summer. 

Drop-off and Pick-up Times

Drop-off times: 8 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Where: Dreyfus University Center (DUC) on Reserve St.
Pick-up times: 2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Where: Health Enhancement Center (HEC) on Fourth Ave.

Bus Drop-off Location and Bus Parking

Provide bus drivers with drop-off and pick-up times and locations noted above. Buses should drop-off students on Reserve St. in front of the Dreyfus University Center (#40 on Campus Map). Buses can ONLY park in Lot Q (in yellow on the Parking Map)-the ONLY parking lot designated for buses. Students need to be picked up on Fourth Avenue in front of the Health Enhancement Center (#5 on Campus Map) by 2:30 p.m.. Students will be escorted to this location between 2:15-2:30 p.m. Please do not block the pedestrian crosswalks by the Heath Enhancement Center or by the Dreyfus University Center. NOTE: Buses not following the above locations may interfere with the city's school busing system.

Vehicle Parking

Chaperones driving alone may want to park in Lot R in the morning to drop off students and to check-in at the Dreyfus University Center. Lot R (on the Campus Map) has metered parking for $0.50 per hour (nickles, dimes and quarters are accepted) for the day. You may want to move your car to Lot X at the end of the day, so you are closer to the Health Enhancement Center where the students will be escorted to at the end of the day.
Please Note: No student is without an escort for the length of the program if the program is followed. Should you choose to have your students meet you in a location not in the outlined program, we cannot guarantee their safety as escorts are being used elsewhere.

Visitor Information and Maps

The campus map and visitor information can be found here:

Special Needs Accommodations

If any participant has special needs that require accommodations, please notify us by October 20, 2015. Call Samantha Pech, Outreach Specialist, at 715-346-4593 or email

Special Needs-Parking, Wheelchair Access, and Elevator Map:

Cancellation Policy

Substitutions may be made at any time upon notification to Continuing Education and Outreach. Substitutes may utilize the workshops of the person they are replacing. A signed Liability and Release Form for the substitute must be brought to the event for the substitute.
Cancellations will receive a full refund if the cancellation request is received in writing/email by November 13, 2015. No refunds will be given after November 13, 2015. No shows are responsible for the full registration fee. Continuing Education and Outreach reserves the right to cancel the program due to insufficient enrollment or severe weather.

Continuing Education Coordination Team

Outreach Specialist:
Samantha Pech
120A Nelson Hall
Operations Program Associate:
Diana Willcott
121 Nelson Hall
Program Manager:
Julie Hellweg
128 Nelson Hall

Contact the Continuing Education and Outreach Office

032 Old Main Building, 2100 Main Street
Stevens Point, WI 54481-3897
800-898-9472 or 715-346-3838
Fax: 715-346-3504