Are you STEM professional interested in sharing your knowledge with area youth? If so, the information provided below will guide you through the process of presenting one or more workshops at one of the three STEM Exploration Day events, sponsored by Continuing Education and Outreach.
STEM professionals and students from UW-system, private business and public institutions are welcome to present. Ideally, we would like presenters to showcase workshops in their career area and include information to the attendees about their educational and career tracks and highlight areas of their career they like. For those choosing to provide workshops outside of their career area, the addition of information on how the activity translates into careers is a nice addition.
As a presenter, you may choose to provide one, two, or three workshops. Workshops must include at least one hands-on activity within the one-hour time period. Workshop activities can may be experiments in the fundamentals of STEM or be activities relevant to your regular workday as a STEM professional. Be cognizant of the age group you are presenting to (7 and 8th grade) making sure the content is age appropriate, modern and the activities are fun and engaging.
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)
Unless absolutely necessary, please do not request your maximum enrollment to be less than 15. Due to the size of the event and to minimize costs, we request that you have anywhere between 15-30 students at each workshop. We will require 17-25 workshops in each time slot for the boys and girls events and about 10 workshops in each time slot for the Treehaven event.
Presenters are provided with the following if requested:
Supply reimbursement (Must be pre-approved. Retain all receipts.)
T-shirts are complimentary to each presenter. You may decline the t-shirt, but need to request one in order to have a shirt ordered in time for the event. If possible, please wear the shirt at the event for visual consistency. Shirts will be provided to you 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:
Marketing Your Workshop
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 contact Samantha Pech at firstname.lastname@example.org
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, 2016
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
Samantha Pech, Outreach Specialist
Continuing Education and Outreach
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.