​Presenter Information

If you are a STEM professional interested in participating at the STEM Exploration Day events please read the following information and then submit a workshop proposal form by the due dates below. 

 

Expectations of a presenter and workshops

As a presenter, you may choose to provide one, two, or three one-hour, hands-on workshops. Workshops at the Stevens Point locations are offered at 10-11 a.m. noon-1 p.m. and 1:15-2:15 p.m. The schedule for the Treehaven event will be finalized in the fall of 2016. 

Presenters are asked to choose a workshop topic related to science, technology, engineering or mathematics and include related hands-on activity.  The workshop topic can be within or outside of your personal career.  For presenters providing topics within their STEM career, please share your own educational and career tracks and what you enjoy about your field of study.  For those providing workshops outside of their careers, information about how the activity translates into careers is a nice addition.  

Workshop activities can be fundamentals of STEM or relevant to your career such as an activity showcasing what you might do in a regular workday as a STEM professional.   Workshops require a hands-on component and should NOT BE discussion or show only.  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. To present, a workshop proposal form must be submitted by the deadlines below for each event.  One form may be used for one, two or all three events.

STEM Exploration Day Events and Deadlines:  

STEM Exploration Day for Boys: Friday, November 4, 2014
Expected attendance (350-450 students)
Workshop Proposals due: August 26, 2016

STEM Exploration Day for Girls: Friday, February 17, 2017
Expected attendance (470-520 students)
Workshop Proposals due: December 2, 2016

STEM Exploration Day at Treehaven: May 5, 2017
Expected attendance (120 students)
Workshop Proposals due: January 20, 2017 
 
Conferences at a Glance (UW-Stevens Point events only)
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.

Workshop enrollment

STEM Exploration Day for Girls is the largest of the three events with approximately 450-500 girls attending.  You may offer the same workshop up to three times.  Most conferences have 15-24 students at each workshop offered. We require 17-23 workshops in each time slot for both the boys and girls events.    
 
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. 

Presenter Compensation

Presenters are provided with the following if requested:
 
Complimentary lunch
Complimentary t-shirt
Parking Permit
Supply reimbursement (Must be pre-approved.  Retain all receipts.)

T-Shirts

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.  The 2015-2016 t-shirts is indicated below.  A new 2016-2017 t-shirt will be posted in the summer, 2016.

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 and Deadlines for Workshop Proposals: 

Submit a workshop proposal form by the deadline below.  

STEM Exploration Day for Boys: Friday, November 4, 2014
Expected attendance (350-450 students)
Workshop Proposals due: August 26, 2016

STEM Exploration Day for Girls: Friday, February 17, 2017
Expected attendance (470-520 students)
Workshop Proposals due: December 16, 2016

STEM Exploration Day at Treehaven: May 5, 2017
Expected attendance (120 students)
Workshop Proposals due: January 20, 2017  
 
Submit Workshop Proposal 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 or external 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 and Outreach STEM events

 
 

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