Sept. 17, 2016: Volunteers needed for first annual UAA STEM Day

by Jess  |   

Wondering how to get K-12 students interested in STEM fields? Wishing you could talk to potential visitors (including parents of K-12 students) about the important work you or your group is doing at UAA? Have some free time on Saturday, Sept. 17? We have a great event for you!

Members of the biology and physics departments are coordinating UAA's first STEM Day to introduce K-12 students to STEM studies at UAA. We are hoping for around 200 visitors.

Who: Students and faculty to volunteer in different capacities When: Saturday, Sept. 17, from 12-5 p.m. (set-up from 10 a.m.-noon; clean up from 5-6 p.m.) Where: ConocoPhillips Integrated Science Building, Atrium Why: Educate students and their families about STEM opportunities at UAA and get excited about STEM fields.

Several possible volunteer opportunities: 1.  Set up a table with an interactive activity that visitors can engage in throughout the day; 2.  Deliver a short research talk (15 minutes total, including questions); 3.  Present a five-minute lightning talk targeted to a general audience; 4.  Volunteer the day of the event (set up, counting numbers of visitors, clean up, etc.); and/or 5.  Contribute posters highlighting research/outreach.

If you are interested in participating, please email Emily Lescak ( by Friday, Aug. 26.

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