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Massachusetts STEM Summit: Call for session and exhibit proposals

The organizers of the Massachusetts STEM Summit are pleased to announce the 2018 Call for Sessions and Exhibits.

The theme for this year's Summit, "Pipelines to Prosperity", speaks to the multitude of diverse, innovative approaches that seek to nurture curiosity, motivation, and achievement in STEM throughout one's lifetime. This STEM pipeline extends from pre-kindergarten through elementary school, secondary school, and out-of-school time, paving the way to STEM pathways into higher education, and ultimately entry to, and advancement in, the STEM workforce. By meeting the growing needs of Massachusetts' employers for a diverse, talented workforce, the STEM pipeline affords access to rewarding and productive careers and contributes to the promise of continued economic prosperity and growth across the Commonwealth.

UMass Donahue Institute, Masachusetts Business Roundtable and the Massachusetts STEM Advisory Council are once again co-organizing this event.

We encourage the submission of proposals for sessions and exhibits that showcase the creative ways in which you are addressing the challenges of engaging individuals in STEM and helping them succeed and progress through the pipeline.

Proposals for Breakout Sessions and Resource Exhibits may address any of the Summit's topical strands:

  • Early Education
  • Higher Education
  • K-12 Education
  • Workforce and Business

Guidelines for the preparation and submission of proposals, as well as the proposal forms, can be downloaded here from the Summit website.

Proposals received in response to the Call will be reviewed by Strand review committees, which will select the sessions and exhibits to be included as part of the 2018 Summit program. Strand review committees consist of volunteers from the Commonwealth's greater STEM community. A recruitment announcement and instructions for volunteering will be forthcoming in a future email, and will also be posted on the Summit website.

Proposals submission deadline: May 4, 2018 at 5pm.

Massachusetts STEM Summit 2018 will be held at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA, on Wednesday, November 14, 2018.

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