​STEM Exploration Day for Girls

Friday, February 23, 2018

This one-day conference is catered to 7th and 8th grade girls 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.  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. 
A $40 registration fee includes exhibit exploration, a keynote presentation, three one-hour workshops, event materials, a t-shirt and a lunch. 

Students have 27 workshops to choose from and will rank eight they want to attend and two they do not. When registration closes, a mathematical formula sorts students into workshops.  Students typically attend one or two workshops within their top eight and are never placed in workshops they do not want to attend. 

Workshops are below! 

Registration opens on January 8, 2018 and closes on January 26, 2018.  

Late registrations will incur an additional $30 fee per registration. No student registrations after February 9, 2018. 


Keynote Speaker

Kali Goldapske, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, All Creatures Veterinary Clinic, Minocqua, Wisconsin

Presenting: "STEM Beyond the Classroom: A Foundation to Save Lives Around the World"

Dr. Kali Goldapske grew up in the small town of Darboy, Wisconsin, where she fell in love with the small town way of life. She left the small town for the big city earning her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 2016.

After graduation, Kali moved back to WI and began practicing in Minocqua at All Creatures Veterinary Clinic. Even though Dr. Kali has only been practicing medicine for 2 years, she has worked hard to use her knowledge and training to start making a difference in her community and abroad. In the summer of 2017, Dr. Kali started a low cost spay/neuter program with a local humane society to provide affordable veterinary care to shelter animals. In January of 2017, Dr. Kali traveled to Haiti and spent 10 days treating sick animals. In addition, Dr. Kali trained a small group of Haitians how to provide medical care for their animals so they can provide care for future needs. She has a return trip planned for January 2018.

In her free time she enjoys hiking, running, reading, spending time with family, and of course playing with her dog Leche.

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)


Registration scholarships are available only to students upon written recommendation by a teacher, parent or school administrator. Scholarship requests must include the name of the student in need of scholarship, a reason for the request and the school's name.  

Email or mail recommendations to Anne Rogalski, Program Manager with Continuing Education and Outreach, to request a scholarship. Email Anne at Anne.Rogalski@uwsp.edu or mail to Continuing Education and Outreach, 2100 Main Street, Room 032, Stevens Point, WI 54481.  

Scholarship deadline: January 19, 2018


Each registrant will receive a t-shirt at the event (including scholarship students). 
The event t-shirt for 2017-2018 is below in smoke gray. T-shirts are in adult sizes with widths in inches below:

​X Large​24"
​2X Large​26"
​3X Large​28"

Liability and Photo Release Forms
NEW! Due on February 16 (one week prior to event)

Each attending student must have a Photo and Liability Release Form approved by a parent or guardian on file with us prior to the event. Liability forms created by individual schools are NOT accepted. Preferred method: ONLINE  

Teacher Tip Regarding Online Forms:  (Since this is a new process)
Parents completing the online form receive an email receipt.  Chaperones could ask parents to forward the receipt emails to them so they are aware the form has been completed.  Since we receive the forms online your copy of that email does not need to be provided to us. 

Chaperones may contact us at anytime asking how many of their students have online forms submitted.  

Email scanned copies to: moliver@uwsp.edu
Mail to: Mary Jo Oliver, 2100 Main St. 032 Main Bldg.
UW-Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI 54481
Fax to: 715-346-3504

Photo and Liability Release Form (Paper) 
Photo and Liability Release Form (Online)



Lunch is from 11 to 11:45 a.m. in the Dreyfus University Center Laird Room.  Lunch is typically a sub sandwich, a side of chips, a whole fruit, a cookie or brownie, and a drink.  Vending machines and other food is in close proximity to the lunch location and are at your own expense.  Vegetarian, non-vegetarian and the ability to note a dietary restriction are available. 

Escorts and Volunteers

Campus students and staff volunteer their time to escort students to workshops throughout the day. Students are never alone at the event.   

Special Needs Accommodations

If any participant has special needs that require accommodations such as a personal aide, please notify us by February 2, 2018. Call Samantha Pech, Outreach Specialist, at 715-346-4593 or email spech@uwsp.edu. Special Needs Parking, Wheelchair Access and Elevator Map  

STEM Exploration Days

Exhibit Photos

Workshop Photos

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