for Workshop Proposals
Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP) isis
comprised of 54 colleges and universities across New York
State, and one of its many purposes is to introduce students
to practical experience in the scientific, technical, and
health-related fields, and to prepare students for the rigors
of college and beyond. Over 400 students and 125 program directors/advisors
regularly attend the conference. Do not miss the opportunity
to share valuable information in a forum that allows
access to students and staff across New York State who helped
to garner the 2003 Presidential Award for Excellence in
Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentorship (PAESMEM)!
More information about this award winning program may be found
on the New York State Education Department’s website
This year’s STEP Conference will emphasize the importance
of planning ahead, being persistent, and staying focused.
Suggested topics include, but are not limited to: academic
achievement, preparation for college, technology etiquette
(i.e., cell phone, e-mail and social networks), financial
literacy, peer pressure (bullying), self-esteem,
internships, student responsibility, leadership skills, communication
skills, setting goals, time and stress management, and personal
success. Workshops will take place on either
Friday, March 23, 2018
or Saturday, March 25, 2018, with each convening
for 75 minutes.
SPECIFICATIONS FOR WORKSHOP PROPOSALS & ONLINE
Workshop proposals should: (1) be relevant to the conference
theme and student population (middle and high school students);
(2) not exceed 150 words in length; (3) be
submitted electronically by January
19, 2018 by 12 noon; (refer
to the link listed below); and (4) be submitted as an
abstract that includes the presenter’s name, co-presenter’s
name, mailing address, work telephone number, home telephone
number, fax number, e-mail address, business or academic affiliation,
and workshop title. The Conference will provide a LCD
Projector and Screen for each workshop session. Workshop presenters
are responsible for bringing their own laptops or iPads.
Proposals mailed, emailed or faxed to Syracuse University
will not be considered for this year’s conference.
***Presenters should submit more than ONE
workshop proposal for review and consideration
by the 2018 STEP Statewide Student Conference Planning Committee.
To complete the registration
process and to submit your workshop abstract, please copy
or paste into your browser the link below and follow the instructions
on the website:
Workshop Proposals Link
**Selected workshop presenters
will receive hotel accommodations, meals, and an honorarium.**
**Note: This does not apply to STEP Program
PROPOSALS are due by 12 noon January
19, 2018 with electronic notification
by February 16, 2018.
For more information, please
Dr. Leonese Nelson, Conference Chair—Syracuse University
Phone: 315-443-9171 Email: email@example.com