STEM Exploration Day for Boys

Friday, November 4, 2016

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This one-day conference is catered to 7th and 8th grade boys to get them fired up and excited about science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  The event showcases STEM career professionals from throughout Wisconsin and faculty from UW-System. Students will engage in hands-on workshops and learn the many career paths available with an education in STEM.
A $40 registration fee includes exhibit exploration, a keynote presentation, three one-hour workshops, event materials, a t-shirt and a lunch.  
Attendees see UW-Stevens Point with workshops held throughout campus. Schools are encouraged to bring student groups, but individuals are welcome to attend the program. 

Event Postcard

Workshop titles and descriptions are posted below!

Registration is closed as our capacity has been met.  

Please consider attending STEM Exploration Day at Treehaven on May 5, 2017. 

Keynote Speaker

Dave Barbier, Sustainability Coordinator, Office of Sustainability, UW-Stevens Point

Presents: Sustainability it’s innovating the future

We’ll look at how socieity’s desire to improve our sustainability is changing the way we live and do business. Discussing innovations that are happening today and the innovations that will be changing the way we live in the future.

Dave is a professional administrator, educator and facilitator with expertise in sustainability, project development and completion, Higher Education and Experiential Education. He has been an environmental advocate for almost 30 years and is currently directing the Office of sustainability at University of Wisconsin of Stevens Point.  Dave returned to UW-Stevens Point in 2013, some 14 years after graduating with a double major in History and Broad Field Social Science and currently holds a M.S. in Environmental Education from the Audubon Expedition Institute at Lesley University.   Over the last 3 years, the university developed an Office of Sustainability (OoS), became one of the first 13 Higher Education institutions in the country to participate in a public market carbon offset sale with GM, and helped to facilitate the University’s goal and later achievement of becoming the first university in the state of Wisconsin to get 100% of its electricity for renewable resources.

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

DUC (Dreyfus University Center)
HEC (Health Enhancement Center)

Program Information

Each student will attend morning exhibits, a keynote presentation, and three one hour workshops with lunch scheduled after the first workshop.  

Up to 25 workshops will be available for students to choose from.  Students will rank eight workshops they want to attend and then select two workshops they do not want to attend.  Using a mathematical model, students will be placed into workshops of interest to them and will not be placed into the workshops they chose not to attend.  

Registration information 

Registration to the program is only online. A link to register will be posted on this page September 26, 2016. Registration fills quickly, so register on opening day. 

When registering online, you will be asked to select a registration type (chaperone or student) for each individual. Chaperones who do not register will not be provided lunch or materials. Chaperones are able to attend any workshop they choose, moving from workshop to workshop throughout the day and therefore, do not select workshops during the registration process.  Only student registrations select workshops. 

Schools may register large groups all at once or as individual students/chaperones. Whichever way you decide to register, select one email address to be associated with your group.  A good choice is the attending chaperone. The email address used will receive all communication for the program (registration confirmation, payment information and workshop placements and general information) for each attendee.

We prefer that students do not register themselves, but you may allow them to as long as the email address and school name are typed correctly for each student.  We would also like you to double check that no workshops they want to attend match the workshops they do not want to attend. 

Note: Chaperones, please register yourself only once.  If you need to register online more than one time to add students, do not re-register yourself with your group. Please just verify the email and school name is correctly entered. If you make a mistake in the registration system, please contact our office rather than try to renter an individual again. 

Collecting Registration Information from Students

Registration is only online and for large school groups a lot of data will need to be entered.  Teachers may want to use the forms below to collect information from students. 

The following forms will be available by September 12.  

1) Workshop Titles and Descriptions (A complete listing of available workshops.) 

2) Registration Selection Form (This form can be printed and sent home.  This form collects the following information: workshop selections, T-shirt size, lunch option or dietary restrictions, and special needs accommodations. Then, once the form is collected it can be used to complete the online registration.)

3) Liability and Photo Release Form (Each student must bring a parent/guardian signed copy with them to the event.  Only the version available here will be accepted.  Do not send this form in early with payment.)

Confirmation Emails (two are sent)

Email #1: Confirms registration information you provided and amount due (if any).  Changes can be made at this point. 

You will receive a confirmation email each time you register through the payment screen. This applies if you register one person or a group.  Each new time will be on a different registration order and have a different order number.
Email #2:  Your second email will provide workshop placement information for each student attending. This email will be sent by October 28, 2016.

Exhibit Photos

Workshop Photos




Registration Fee

Student registration fee: $40
Adult/Chaperone registration fee: $40
The $40 registration fee includes exhibit exploration, a keynote presentation, three one hour workshops, event materials, a t-shirt and a lunch. 
Chaperones are assessed a registration fee to cover lunch and materials. Chaperones are able to move in and out of any workshop throughout the day and therefore do not register to attend workshops. One chaperone for a groups of 25 or less and two chaperones for groups of 25-50 is recommended. 

Payment Options

The following credit cards are accepted online: MasterCard, Visa, and Discover.  Payments must be made by October 28, 2016.  Please make checks payable to UW-Stevens Point and mail payments to: Continuing Education and Outreach, 2100 Main St. Stevens Point, WI 54481. Contact Samantha Pech at to request an invoice prior to the event.  


Registration scholarships are available only to students.   Scholarships will be granted upon written recommendation by a teacher or school administrator to Julie Hellweg, Program Manager, Continuing Education and Outreach.  Email or mail to Julie at 2100 Main St., Stevens Point, WI 54481.  Please include your name and position, your school's name, and the name of each student in need of scholarship.  Scholarship requests must be received in writing prior to online registration.  Scholarship request deadline:  September 23, 2016


Each registrant will receive a t-shirt as part of the event registration (includes scholarship students). T-shirts are distributed at the event.  The event t-shirt for 2016-2017 is below in heather purple. 
T-shirts are in adult sizes with widths in inches below:

​X Large​24"

Liability and Photo Release Forms

Each attending student must bring a parent/guardian signed copy of this Liability and Photo Release Form with them to the event in order to attend.  Please provide a copy to the staff when checking into the event on November 4, 2016.  A student may attend the event without a chaperone ONLY if a signed form is turned in.   Liability forms created by individual schools will NOT be accepted. 


Lunch will be served from 11 to 11:45 a.m. in the Dreyfus University Center Laird Room.  Lunch is typically a sub sandwich, a side of chips, 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 close proximity to the lunch room, but are at your own expense.  

New for 2016-2017!  Online registration will allow registrants to indicate a vegetarian or non-vegetarian lunch option as well as include any dietary restrictions so they receive a custom lunch.   

Escorts and Volunteers

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

Escorts and Volunteers

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

Maps and Visitor Information

Campus Map and Visitor Information

Drop-off and Pick-up Times

Drop-off time: 8 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Where: Dreyfus University Center (DUC) on Reserve St. (#40 on the campus map)
Pick-up time: 2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Where: Health Enhancement Center (HEC) on Fourth Ave. (#5 on campus map)

Bus Drop-off Location and Bus Parking

Provide bus drivers with drop-off and pick-up times and locations and the campus map 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 parking and dropping off at the above locations will interfere with the city's school busing system near campus.

Vehicle Parking

Chaperones driving alone can park in Lot R, in the morning, which is close to the Dreyfus University Center check-in location.  By 2:30 p.m., chaperones may want to move vehicles closer to the Health Enhancement Center where the students will be escorted to at the end of the day.  University meters are $0.75 per hour ($0.25 for 20 minutes).  Available parking lots.
NOTE: Students are never without an escort for the duration of the event.  Should you choose to have your students meet you in a location not indicated in the program outlined above, we cannot guarantee their safety as escorts are being used elsewhere, so you need to get them from their locations.   Please do not ask your students to navigate campus to find you.  

Special Needs Accommodations

If any participant has special needs that require accommodations such as a personal aide, please notify us by October 21, 2016. Call Samantha Pech, Outreach Specialist, at 715-346-4593 or email  Special Needs Parking, Wheelchair Access, and Elevator Map

Substitution and Cancellation Policy

Substitutions may be made at any time upon notification to Continuing Education and Outreach. Substitutes will utilize the workshops of the person they are replacing. A signed  Liability and Photo Release Form must accompany the substitute to the event. 

Cancellations will receive a full refund if the cancellation request is received in writing or email by October 28, 2016. No refunds will be given after October 28, 2016. 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.

Event Postcard

Continuing Education Coordination Team

Outreach Specialist:
Samantha Pech
120A Nelson Hall
Program Manager:
Julie Hellweg
128 Nelson Hall

Continuing Education and Outreach Office (Customer Service)
032 Old Main Building, 2100 Main Street
Stevens Point, WI 54481-3897
800-898-9472 or 715-346-3838
Fax: 715-346-3504

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.