STEM Exploration Day for Boys

Friday, November 21, 2014 

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 opens on Thursday,
October 23, 2014 at 3:45 p.m.


Available workshops will be posted
by
Friday, October 10, 2014.

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Workshops are first come, first served and pre-registration is required. Scholarships are available and must be granted prior to registering for the program. See below for the new scholarship application process.  

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Keynote Speaker

Manda Riehl, Associate Professor and Collaborative Research Coordinator, UW-Eau Claire

Manda received her Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from MIT and also completed the MIT/Wellesley Teacher Education Program to become a certified high school mathematics teacher. While at MIT, Manda did a summer research project with Daniel Kleitman, Professor of Applied Mathematics at MIT, which led her to a Master’s and Ph.D. in Mathematics, which she obtained from UC-San Diego.
 
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.

Registration Fees

Student registration fee: $30
*Adult/chaperone registration fee: $30
 
*Adults/chaperones are assessed a $30 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

If paying by purchase order, indicate "paying by check" when registering online. We do not ask for purchase order numbers, but you are welcome to request invoices prior to November 21, 2014. Contact Samantha Pech at spech@uwsp.edu to request an invoice prior to the event. Checks may be brought to the event for full payment. The following credit cards are accepted online: MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express.  

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students only to cover the $30 registration fee. All scholarships will be processed through Julie Hellweg, Program Manager, at Continuing Education and Outreach, and will be granted by prior to online registration.  

Scholarship applications are due by Tuesday, October 14, 2014.  Scholarship recipients will receive an email on Monday, October 20, 2014 with instructions on how to register online (with a scholarship).  Scholarships will not be granted after registration has been completed online.  

Scholarships will be granted upon written recommendation by a teacher or school administrator. Recommendations may be emailed to Julie Hellweg at Julie.Hellweg@uwsp.edu.  Please include the name of your school as well as each students' name.
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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. 
 

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 unattend/alone during the event.  

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T-shirts

T-shirts will be available for purchase between October 1 and October 31, 2014 through an online order form separate from the event registration. T-shirts will be provided at the event. T-shirts are non-refundable. Orders are due by October 31, 2014 and payments are due by November 21, 2014. Payment may be brought to the event in the form of a check or cash. Credit Card payments are not available at the event.
   
Cost: TBD
Click here to place a t-shirt order (opens October 1, 2014)
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Available Workshops

Workshop Descriptions:  A complete listing of available workshops will be posted by October 10, 2014.

Workshop Schedule: A complete listing of when each workshops is available will be posted by October 10, 2014. Some workshops will be offered at all three time slots and others only once or twice.  

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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.

NOTE: Buses need to follow the above rules to not interfere with the city's school busing system on High Street. In addition, there is a busy pedestrian crosswalk by the marque sign on Fourth Avenue. Please do not block the pedestrian crosswalks by the Heath Enhancement Center or by the Dreyfus University Center.

Chaperone Drop-off Location and Chaperone Parking

Chaperones who drive individual students or small groups can park in Lot X (X on the Campus Map) for $0.50 per hour for the day. At the beginning of the day, you may park in Lot R across from the Dreyfus University Center. We suggest that you move your car to Lot X prior to the end of the conference and be standing at the Health Enhancement Center to receive your group. Then, walk your group to your car located in in Lot X at 2:15-2:30 p.m. Do not ask your students to walk to other locations to be picked up. All students will be escorted to the Health Enhancement Center at the end of the day and chaperones need to be at this location to receive their group.
 
Please Note: Drop off locations are set to provide safety to your students. No student is without an escort on the UW-Stevens Point campus during this program. If you choose to not follow the outlined program and pick up location as set in the program, we cannot guarantee their safety of your students.

Maps

Visitor Information including directions and maps: http://www.uwsp.edu/landing/Pages/visit.aspx 

Special Physical or Dietary Needs

If any participant has physical or dietary needs that require special accommodations, please notify us by November 14, 2014. Call Samantha Pech, Outreach Specialist, at 715-346-4593 or email spech@uwsp.edu.  

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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. Liability-and-Photo-Release2014.pdf
 
Cancellations will received a full refund if the cancellation request is received in writing/email by November 14, 2014. No refunds will be given after November 15, 2014. No shows are responsible for the full registration fee. T-shirts are non-refundable. 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
715-346-4593
 
Operations Program Associate:
Diana Willcot
121 Nelson Hall
715-346-4713
 
Program Manager:
Julie Hellweg
128 Nelson Hall
715-346-3730

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
 
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