The Big Orange STEM Saturday (BOSS) planning committee and the UT Libraries invite you to participate in their 7th annual BOSS conference at Hodges Library. BOSS is a free event presented annually by UT Libraries for middle school and high school students interested in pursuing a STEM majors and careers. The conference is scheduled for Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 9:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
They welcome your expertise and joy for the STEM fields by presenting a 30-minute session on a topic of your choice during breakout sessions. Presentations will run from approximately 10:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m. and all presenters will give their session twice. Lunch is included for all presenters. This year, the theme is “From Teaching to Doing: Making STEM Hands-On.” Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- diversity in STEM
- agriculture/veterinary science
- aerospace engineering
- STEM career preparedness
- student-led panels
- developing technology
- STEM opportunities in unexpected places
- computer science and/or computer programming
- Humanities and STEM (STEAM)
- everyday STEM
- making math fun
All STEM or STEM-related topics will be given consideration, but proposals must contain an interactive, hands-on component suitable for middle and high school students. Proposals that do not include an interactive component will not be considered.
Proposals should include the author(s) name(s), title, and a brief abstract not to exceed 100 words and separate description of an interactive activity.
Submit proposals via the submission link (proposals sent via email will not be accepted): https://goo.gl/forms/n5V0EKKhqLvRQuI92
Submission deadline is Friday, February 2, 2017.
If you have questions, please contact Thura Mack at firstname.lastname@example.org or 865-974-6381.