STEM Exploration Day for Girls

Friday, February 26, 2016

dreamstime_m_9602273-teen boys-small.jpgThis one-day conference is catered to 7th and 8th grade girls. The event showcases professionals from UW-System and from throughout Wisconsin who will bring their career experiences to engage students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics in a variety of hands-on workshops and exhibits. Attendees see much of the University of UW-Stevens Point while attending the event with workshops held throughout campus.

Students will explore morning exhibits, listen to a keynote presentation, and attend three one-hour workshops. Nearly 25 different workshops will be available for students to select from. Students rank eight workshops of interest to them and two that do not. Students are then placed into workshops based on areas of interest.  

Available workshops will be posted on January 8, 2016

Scholarship deadline is January 19, 2016

Registration opens on January 21, 2015 at 3:45 p.m.

Registration deadline is January 29, 2015



Conference at a Glance
Registration and Exhibit Exploration (Dreyfus University Center (DUC))
​8 - 9 a.m.
Welcome and Keynote Presentation (Dreyfus University Center (DUC)) ​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 (HEC)) ​2:30 p.m.

Who should attend

The content of this program is catered to grades 7 and 8 students. Individuals, homeschool students, and schools groups are encouraged to attend. Attendees not in this age group may attend on a case by case basis per Julie Hellweg, Program Manager, 715-346-3730 or email
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Registration Fees

Student registration fee: $40 
Adult/chaperone registration fee: $40
Chaperones are charged a registration feel as they may freely visit any workshop during the day, therefore, chaperones to do register for specific workshops. We recommend one chaperone for groups of 25 or less and two for groups of 25-50.  Students who attend the event as individuals do not require a chaperone to be present, although it is recommended.  Chaperones who do not register will not be provided with event materials or lunch.

Payment Options

Payments must be made by February 19, 2016.  Please make checks payable to UW-Stevens Point.  Mail payments to 2100 Main St. Stevens Point, WI 54481.  Contact Samantha Pech at to request an invoice prior to the event.  The following credit cards are accepted online: MasterCard, Visa, and Discover.  

How to register

This area will be updated by November 1, 2015.


Scholarships are available only to students and cover the registration fee. Scholarships will be granted upon written recommendation by a teacher or school administrator. Recommendations may be emailed to Julie Hellweg, Program Manager, at Please include your name and position, your school's name and the name of each student in need of scholarship. Scholarship Deadline is January 19, 2016.   

Liability and Photo Release Forms

DSC_4501.JPGEach student attending must bring a signed Liability and Photo Release Form in order to attend the conference. A student may attend the conference without a chaperone ONLY if a signed form is turned in. Download, print, and bring the parent-signed forms to the event.  The liability form will appear soon.


Lunch will be served from 11 to 11:45 a.m. in the Dreyfus University Center Laird Room.  Lunch is typically a sandwich, a side of chips, a whole fruit, a snack and a drink.  One of each item is provided to each attendee.  Vending machines and other food options are available in the food court at your own expense. 
For special dietary lunches, please contact Samantha Pech at by February 12, 2015.  

Escorts and Volunteers

Campus staff and students volunteer as escorts and workshop assistants at this event.  Students in groups of 15-30 will be escorted to each location changed throughout the day. No student is ever left unattended/alone during the event.  








T-shirts will be provided to every attendee as part of the registration fee.  

Drop-off and Pick-up Times

Drop-off times: 8 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Where: Dreyfus University Center (DUC) on Reserve St.
Pick-up times: 2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Where: Health Enhancement Center (HEC) on Fourth Ave.

Bus Drop-off Location and Bus Parking

Provide bus drivers with drop-off and pick-up times and locations noted above. Buses should drop-off students on Reserve St. in front of the Dreyfus University Center (#40 on Campus Map). Buses can ONLY park in Lot Q (in yellow on the Parking Map)-the ONLY parking lot designated for buses. Students need to be picked up on Fourth Avenue in front of the Health Enhancement Center (#5 on Campus Map) by 2:30 p.m. Students will be escorted to this location between 2:15-2:30 p.m. Please do not block the pedestrian crosswalks by the Heath Enhancement Center or by the Dreyfus University Center. NOTE: Buses not following the above locations may interfere with the city's school busing system.  

Vehicle Parking

Chaperones driving alone may want to park in Lot R in the morning to drop off students and to check-in at the Dreyfus University Center. Lot R (on the Campus Map) has metered parking for $0.75 per hour (nickels, dimes and quarters are accepted) for the day. You may want to move your car to Lot X at the end of the day, so you are closer to the Health Enhancement Center where the students will be escorted to at the end of the day.
Please Note: No student is without an escort for the length of the program if the program is followed. Should you choose to have your students meet you in a location not in the outlined program, we cannot guarantee their safety as escorts are being used elsewhere.

Visitor Information and Maps

The campus map and visitor information can be found here:

Special Needs Accommodations

If any participant has special needs that require accommodations, please notify us by January 19, 2016. Call Samantha Pech, Outreach Specialist, at 715-346-4593 or email

Special Needs-Parking, Wheelchair Access, and Elevator Map

Cancellation Policy

Substitutions may be made at any time upon notification to Continuing Education and Outreach. Substitutes may utilize the workshops of the person they are replacing. A signed Liability and Release Form for the substitute must be brought to the event for the substitute.
Cancellations will receive a full refund if the cancellation request is received in writing/email by February 20, 2016. No refunds will be given after February 20, 2016. No shows are responsible for the full registration fee. Continuing Education and Outreach reserves the right to cancel the program due to insufficient enrollment or severe weather. 

Continuing Education Coordination Team

Outreach Specialist:
Samantha Pech
120A Nelson Hall 
Operations Program Associate:
Diana Wilcott 
121 Nelson Hall
Program Manager:
Julie Hellweg 
128 Nelson Hall

Contact Continuing Education and Outreach Customer Service: 

032 Old Main Building, 2100 Main Street
Stevens Point, WI 54481-3897
800-898-9472 or 715-346-3838
Fax: 715-346-3504

STEM Exploration Day for Boyss website

Where: Health Enhancement Center (HEC) on Fourth Ave. 
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