Weather Closure

University of Alaska Anchorage campus will be closed September 24, 2021 beginning at 6:40 AM, due to weather. Students and employees should check their email for more information. The university will remain closed for the weekend and reopen on Monday morning.

The Alaska Airlines Center will be open Saturday, September 25, for the home volleyball match that afternoon.

Presenter Resources

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This page serves as a resource page for presenters who have agreed to provide a STEM Talk at UAA, including important information you should know in advance. If you are interested in presenting a STEM Talk but have not yet been scheduled to present, please contact the STEM Day Committee. 

Required Information:

It is important for you to provide us with your STEM Talk information at least 2 weeks in advance, so we can advertise your talk and ensure you have a captive audience! All STEM Talk Presenters must complete the following:

Primary Audience: 8th-12th grade students and other interested community members

Summary: The primary goal of this project is to get K-12 students excited about STEM topics and careers through bi-weekly STEM Talks sessions pairing two presenters and allowing for audience Q&A time. These talks are designed to be similar to TED talks in that they are innovative, inspiring, and engaging.

Content:

  • Speakers may include faculty, student clubs and organizations, graduate students, and post-docs
  • Content may range from demonstrations to presentations
  • Topics may include research, information, or be story-driven
  • Content should be developed and delivered with a high school audience in mind, though other age groups may be in attendance.

Delivery: 

  • Every other Wednesday, 6:00-7:00 PM
  • Delivered via Zoom
  • STEM talks will be recorded and made available afterward
  • Streaming from a lab setting or other relevant university setting is encouraged, but not required
  • If choosing to stream from an on-campus location, the speaker is responsible for requesting approval for campus access through proper channels

Run of Show:

Topic

Presenter

Time

Welcome & Introduction of Speakers

Host

5 min

STEM Talk #1

Guest Speaker #1

15 min

Q&A

Guest Speaker #1

10 min

STEM Talk #2

Guest Speaker #2

15 min

Q&A

Guest Speaker #2

10 min

Closing & Announce upcoming events

Host

5 min 


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