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Call for papers conference 2018

Please send this call and invitation to everyone who might be interested in participating

4th Gender & STEM Network Conference 
Reimagining Who Does STEM and Why Through Research, Education, and Action
July 31-Aug. 2. 2018, University of Oregon, Eugene OR USA


This conference aims to present empirical research and instructional practice, exploring how STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) educators, practitioners, and students form STEM identities, how those identities are formed or constrained by existing structures, and the ways that instruction and educational policy can broaden conceptions of who can do STEM research and practice. Complementary perspectives will address how such pathways can be facilitated at various points along students’ and young adults’ educational and occupational development.

The conference is an initiative of the Gender & STEM Network

An important aim of this conference is to extend the interdisciplinary collaboration of researchers, members of industry, and educators to move beyond results which highlight single aspects of issues raised by the study of Gender & STEM identities. Implications for educational and vocational training and practice will be discussed.

Important dates:

The deadline for submission of proposals is October 20, 2017
Information about acceptance will be sent out by January 12, 2018
The deadline for early registration is May 1, 2018

Conference Formats:

  • Symposia: themed set of linked individual 4-5 papers.
  • Individual Paper Presentation: to disseminate completed studies and ensuing implications.
  • Posters: to provide the opportunity to interactively discuss research findings.
  • Student Structured Poster Session: Discussants will provide students’ with structured feedback. A poster prize will be awarded to the three best posters by students and PhD candidates, selected by a committee of international researchers.
  • Workshops: to provide workshops on applied aspects of STEM education and induction.
  • Structured Panel Discussion: Structured Panel Discussions provide an opportunity for individuals to come together for a significant period of time to discuss issues pertaining to a particular area of research.

More information about the application process will be available on this page soon.

If you have any further questions about the conference, please don’t hesitate to contact us at conference@verwijder-dit.genderandSTEM.com