​Presenter Information

STEAM Point Days provide an opportunity for private and non-profit business professionals and UW faculty, staff, and students to present workshops in their field of study or career area.  The objective is to expose students to the variety of career options available with a degree in STEAM by engaging students in fun, hands-on learning activities in each workshop. Workshops are one hour in length, and you may present the same workshop up to three times for each event. The boy's and girl's events held at UW-Stevens Point have the same conference schedule with three one-hour workshops while the Treehaven event is more compact with four, 40-minute workshops.  The workshop proposal form indicates the presentation times for each event.

How to Present and Deadlines:

Complete a Workshop Proposal Form

STEAM Achieve Day for Boys is on Friday, November 2, 2018
STEAM Achieve Day for Girls is on Friday, February 23, 2018

Complete the Workshop Proposal Form by the following deadlines:

STEAM Achieve Day for Boys: Proposals are due by September 6, 2018
STEAM Achieve Day for Girls: Proposals are due by December 1, 2018
STEAM Achieve Day at Treehaven: Proposals are due by March 1, 2019

Email Workshop Proposal Forms to: 

Anne Rogalski, Program Manager
Continuing Education and Outreach
Anne.Rogalski@uwsp.edu
715-346-2426

 STEAM Achieve Day for Boys Conference Schedule

STEAM Achieve Day for Boys: Friday, November 2, 2018
Conference at a Glance (held at UW-Stevens Point)
Registration Check-in
Exhibit Exploration (Laird Room, Dreyfus University Center)
​8 - 9 a.m.
Welcome and Keynote Presentation (Laird Room, 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.

 STEAM Achieve Day for Girls Conference Schedule

STEAM Achieve Day for Girls: Friday, February 15, 2019
Conference at a Glance (held at UW-Stevens Point)
Registration Check-in
Exhibit Exploration (Laird Room, Dreyfus University Center)
​8 - 9 a.m.
Welcome and Keynote Presentation (Laird Room, 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.

 STEAM Achieve Day at Treehaven Conference Schedule

STEAM Achieve Day at Treehaven: Friday, May 3, 2019
Conference at a Glance (held at the Treehaven Facility, Tomahawk, WI)
Registration Check-in
(Bear Track Lounge, Irving Young Center)
​8:45- 9:15 a.m.
Welcome and Keynote Presentation
(Auditorium, Vallier Classroom Center)
​9:15 - 9:40 a.m.
Session A​ ​(Various facility locations)9:50​-10:30 a.m.
Session B​ (Various facility locations)10:40-11:20 a.m.​
Lunch​ ​(Various campus buildings)11:25-11:55 a.m.​
Session C​ (Various facility locations)
12:05-12:45 p.m.
​Session D (Various facility locations)
​12:50-1:30 p.m.
End of Conference​ (Outside Bear Track Lounge)
1:30 p.m.

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General Workshop Information

​Workshop Activity Ideas: 

  • Learning the fundamentals of science, technology, art, engineering or mathematics
  • One or more hands-on activities you might do in a regular workday
  • Interactive games to describe or learn your topic
  • Directly or indirectly related to your career area

​Workshop Must Include: 

  • Include one or more hands-on activities (workshops are not lectures, they are hands-on activity workshops)
  • Age appropriate activities catered to grades 6-8
  • Relevant and current topics
  • Fun and engaging activities
  • Activities highlighting STEAM with a STEAM focus. 

​Additional Information:

  • Information about the presenters' education and career track to this point or how a student would pursue your STEAM area
  • Talk about past, present, past and future challenges in their careers
  • Impacts your field of study has on society, the environment, etc. 
  • The importance of acquiring a STEAM career   

​Marketing the Workshop

  • Take time to prepare a good title and description-be creative.  Remember your audience are middle school children.  We will work with you on titles and descriptions if you need help.   

​Enrollment

  • Workshops will range in size from 15-30 students, with 20-25 students per workshop.  
  • You may specify an enrollment cap, but 18-24 students is the preferred count for each workshop offering.

For the campus events, over 28 workshops are required in each time slot to accommodate 500 students.  The Treehaven event is smaller requiring about 8 workshops in each time slot. 

​Presenter Compensation

Participation is voluntary.  Presenters receive the following if requeted:

  • Lunch
  • T-shirt
  • Parking Permit
  • Supply reimbursement (expenses must be pre-approved prior to purchase.  Retain receipts and submit an invoice) 

Want to exhibit and present? 

Exhibits are only offered at the UW-Stevens Point events. Exhibits are 1-3 minute, short, hands-on activities to get students interested in STEAM while they wait for all of the attendees to check-in (it takes about an hour to check in 400+ people).   Exhibits are only offered from 8-9 a.m. on the day of the event.  You can exhibit and then present! Click here​ for more information.