Start Date: March 13, 2020 12:00 PM
End Date: March 15, 2020 05:00 PM
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Location: Sheraton Gunter Hotel
San Antonio, TX
This conference was established to facilitate dissemination and
exchange of hypothesis-based research on interventions and initiatives
that broaden participation in science and engineering research careers.
The conference is designed to create a dialogue among behavioral/social
science and education researchers, evaluators, and faculty in STEM
(science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields who
participate in intervention programs. Graduate students in these fields
are strongly encouraged to attend. Workshops, sessions, and posters will
communicate effective strategies from successful STEM intervention
programs, present results from empirical research studies, and
synthesize the translation of research findings into practice on STEM
learning, undergraduate research, graduate education, and student
A limited number of plenary sessions addressing broad and large-scale contextual issues.
Symposia and workshops organized by tracks of interest.
Workshops lasting from 1.5 to 3 hours and providing hands-on
instructional interactive sessions, either in one session or split into
two over the course of the conference.
Symposia feature 2-3 person panel presentations. These symposia may
feature one speaker for an hour or several presenters of research on a
particular topic/segment of the education pathway.
Deeper Dives are 10-minute presentation followed by 5 minutes of
Q&A. A maximum of three are presented during each session. Then each
speaker moves to a roundtable discussion with interested audience
members for another 40+ minutes of intense interaction.
For those interested in presenting on research projects and best practices highlighting pathways to STEM careers, please submit your abstract
here by October 24th.
For more information, please visit the Understanding Interventions website at