​Presenter Information: STEM Exploration Days

The STEM Exploration Day programs 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 STEM by engaging students in fun, hands-on learning exhibits and workshops.    

Workshops are one hour in length and you may present the same workshop up to three times for each event. 

Workshop activities may be:

  • Learning the fundamentals of science, technology, 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

Workshops must be:

  • Age appropriate: Girls/Boys events (grades 7-8) and Treehaven (grades 6-8)
  • Relevant to current topics
  • Fun and engaging
  • Include one or more hands-on activities (marketed to include hands-on learning workshops, not discussion-only workshops)

Ideally, presenters will also include one or more of the following:

  • Information about their educational and career tracks
  • Highlight areas of their career they like/dislike
  • Talk about past, present, past and future challenges in their careers
  • Impacts their fields has on the society, environment, etc.
  • The importance of acquiring a STEM career  
STEM Exploration Day for Boys/for Girls Conferences at a Glance
(at UW-Stevens Point)
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.

STEM Exploration Day at Treehaven Conference at a Glance (in Tomahawk, WI)
Registration (Vallier Classroom Center) 
​8:30 - 9 a.m.
Welcome (Auditorium)​9 - 9:30 a.m.
Workshop A​ (Various rooms)​9:45 - 10:45 a.m.
Lunch​ (Dining Areas)​10:55 - 11:45 a.m.​
Workshop B​ ​(Various rooms)noon - 1 p.m.​
Workshop C​ (Various rooms)1:10 - 2:10 p.m.​
End of Conference​​2:10 p.m.

Workshop Enrollment 

Workshops will range in size from 15-30 students, averaging around 20-25 students per workshop.  You may specify and enrollment cap. The enrollment minimum is 15 students unless a special request is made. For the campus events, 17-25 workshops are required in each time slot to accommodate 350-500 students.  The Treehaven event is smaller requiring about 8-10 workshops in each time slot.     

Presenter Compensation

Presenters are provided with the following if requested:
  • Complimentary lunch
  • Complimentary t-shirt
  • Parking Permit (permits are not needed at Treehaven)
  • Supply reimbursement (Expenses must be pre-approved, receipts retained and invoice submitted)  
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 2017-2018 is below in smoke gray.  T-shirts are in adult sizes with widths in inches below:

​X Large​24"

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 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 10, 2017
Expected attendance (350-450 students)
Workshop Proposals due: August 25, 2017

STEM Exploration Day for Girls: Friday, February 23, 2018

Expected attendance (470-520 students)
Workshop Proposals due: December 1, 2017

STEM Exploration Day at Treehaven: Friday, May 4, 2018

Expected attendance (115 students)
Workshop Proposals due: February 9, 2018

Submit 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.

Photo Gallery of Workshops