Speaker Application2019-03-06T22:04:39+00:00

Ready to Inspire?

We are looking for a diverse group of women in STEAM fields to share their knowledge with our students! Our workshop leaders will act as role models to our girls: testaments to what they can accomplish.

The goal of the workshops is to inform, inspire, and engage our students. We recommend incorporating an interactive or hands-on portion into your workshop. This can be an experiment, an exercise, a relevant game, artifacts or equipment, or a team activity. Your imagination is the limit!

Full STEAM Ahead will be held at the VCU Engineering Buildings on Saturday, June 29th, 2019. The conference will last from approximately 8:30 am until 4:30 pm. Workshops will last about 1 hour and accommodate no more than 25 middle school students. A final schedule for the day, including workshop session times, will be announced with our selected Workshop Leaders. See an example of 2018’s schedule here.

Volunteers will be available to assist as needed with activities or procedures during workshops sessions. Remember- our students are excited to learn about who you are and why you are passionate about your career! Your energy will leave a powerful impression.

For the opportunity to lead a workshop, please take a moment to fill out the following form. The application includes basic contact information, a brief bio, a description of your proposed workshop, and any materials needed for your proposed workshop. If your application is accepted, your bio and workshop description will be featured online for students and parents. We will announce accepted workshops shortly after applications close on May 2nd 2019.

2019 Workshop Leader Application

  • Be sure to monitor this email for further communication from FSA, steamconference@gmail.com You may need to adjust settings in your inbox to avoid missing our emails in your spam folder. Some Workshop Leaders choose to present in groups. If you are submitting a collaborative application, other members of your group may include their emails in the notes section at the bottom for communication purposes.
  • Please indicate when you would prefer to lead a workshop. Select all that apply
  • In the unlikely event that one of our selected workshop leaders is ill or unable to attend the day of the FSA, can you present your workshop for an additional session after your scheduled time?
  • What STEAM Field(s) does your workshop explore? Select all that apply
  • Choose a catchy title for your workshop! Please limit your workshop title to no longer than five key words.
  • Please include a 3-5 sentence description of your workshop idea. If your workshop is selected, this description will be featured on our website:
  • Tell us about yourself! If your workshop is selected, this bio will be featured on our website.
  • Will you need us to provide any materials or make any special accommodations for your workshop? Be sure to mention if your activity requires things like AV, computers, sink/water access, or floor space! This will help us schedule workshops for appropriate rooms. If you do not require materials, write N/A
  • We recommend incorporating an interactive or hands-on portion into your workshop. This can be an experiment, an exercise, a relevant game, artifacts or equipment, a guided or panel discussion, or a team activity. Your imagination is the limit! Use this space to briefly describe any interactive or hands-on activities you plan to include in your workshop.
  • Something on your mind? Share it here!
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