​Presenter Information

If you are a STEM professional interested in participating in STEM Exploration Day for Boys, for Girls, or at the Treehaven event in 2015-2016, please read the following information and submit a workshop proposal form by September 28, 2015.
As a presenter, you may choose to provide one to three one-hour workshops focusing on your STEM career.  Workshops are offered between 10 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. and can be on a variety of topics.  Each presenter is asked to explain their career choice, the educational tracks they chose, and what they enjoy about their careers.  Then, a hands-on activity or multiple activities related to your career needs to be included.  The activity
can be a fundamental STEM concept related to your career, something you do within your workday, or maybe an aspect of your career area.   Workshops require a hands-on component and should NOT be only a discussion or a show.  Feel free to offer different types of activities or one large activity.  Be cognizant of the age group you are presenting to (7 and 8th grade) making sure content is age appropriate, modern and that activities are fun and engaging.

Opportunities are Available at three STEM Exploration Day events:  

STEM Exploration Day for Boys on Friday, November 20, 2015
STEM Exploration Day for Girls on Friday, February 26, 2016
STEM Exploration Day at Treehaven Friday, May 6, 2016
Conferences at a Glance (Treehaven has an altered schedule)
Registration and Exhibit Exploration (Dreyfus University Center)
​8 - 9 a.m.
Welcome and Keynote Presentation (Dreyfus University Center) ​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) ​2:30 p.m.

Available Workshop Times

Each event has three, one-hour workshops.  You may offer the same workshop up to three times.  We require 17-23 workshops in each time slot.  More workshops are needed for STEM Exploration Day for Girls in February as this is typically a larger event. 
Workshop A: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Workshop B: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Workshop C: 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Workshop times will vary at the Treehaven event.

Presenter Compensation

Presenters are provided with the following if requested:
Complimentary lunch
Complimentary t-shirt
Parking Permit
Mileage reimbursement
Supply reimbursement (Reimbursements must be requested in advance.  Please retain all receipts.)


A complimentary t-shirt is provided to each presenter. You may decline the t-shirt, but need to request one in order to have a shirt ordered for you in time for the event.  We ask that all presenters wear the shirt at the event for visual consistency.  Shirts will be given to you when you check-in on the day of the event. 


Attracting Students to Your Workshop

Catchy titles and descriptions highlighting the intent of the workshop as well as the activity presented typically bring high enrollments.  Take the time to prepare a good title and description-be creative.  Continuing Education and Outreach will work with presenters to create marketable titles and descriptions, but will determine the final print copy.  If you need assistance with a title, please feel free to ask for help by emailing Samantha Pech at spech@uwsp.edu.   

How to Present at STEM Exploration Days

To submit a workshop for any of the three events, complete the workshop proposal form below: 
Workshop Proposal Form
Deadline for STEM Exploration Day for Boys: September 28, 2015
Deadline for STEM Exploration Day for Girls: December 18, 2015
Deadline for STEM Exploration Day at Treehaven: February 29, 2016
Submit forms to:
Samantha Pech, Outreach Specialist
Continuing Education and Outreach
spech@uwsp.edu or Fax to: 715-346-3504
Phone: 715-346-4593

Opportunity to Exhibit

If you, your department, your students, or if you know a student organization who may want to provide an exhibit at either Stevens Point event, please click here for more information.   Exhibits are not offered at the Treehaven event.

UW-Stevens Point Continuing Education Youth STEM events