Presenter Information: STEAM Achieve
The STEAM Achieve conferences 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 with a STEAM focus.
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
- The importance of integrating STEAM into their education.
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.|
|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.|
Workshops will range in size from 15-30 students, with 20-25 students per workshop. You may specify and enrollment cap. 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.
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 and the design will be determind at a later date.
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 email@example.com
How to Present and Deadlines for Workshop Proposals:
Submit a Workshop Proposal Form by the deadline below.
STEAM Achieve for Boys, Friday, November 2, 2018
Expected attendance (500 students)
Workshop Proposals due: August 31, 2018
STEAM Achieve for Girls: Friday, February 15, 2019
Expected attendance (500 students)
Workshop Proposals due: December 1, 2018
STEAM Achieve at Treehaven: Friday, May 4, 2018
Expected attendance (118 students)
Workshop Proposals due: March 1, 2019
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.
Photo Gallery of Workshops