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Conferences, Publications & Media

STEMCAP disseminates program processes and results to a variety of national conferences and publications. Using program evaluation methods approved by the Institutional Review Board, we formally evaluate the outcomes of each workshop and presentation. These methods aim to determine the effectiveness of the programming in imparting scientific knowledge, inspiring youth to engage with science, encouraging students to self-identify as science-capable learners, providing YIC teachers with more resources, and shifting presenters’ perception of Youth-In-Custody. 

Our Presentations and Webinars

  • 2022 – ASTC (Association of Science and Technology Centers) 2022 Virtual Conference
    • “Tools and Techniques for Engaging Underserved Populations with Science in NonTraditional Venues”
    • Laura George, Andrew George, Victoria Russell, Dennis Schatz, Dale Cummings
  • 2022 – Utah Society for Environmental Education (Webinar)
    • “Bringing Science and Scientists to Youth-In-Custody: Synergistic Interactions from STEM Community Alliance Program”
    • Laura George and Fiona Kuzmack
  • 2021 – National Conference for Higher Education in Prison
    • “Bringing Science and Scientists to Youth-In-Custody: Synergistic Interactions from STEM Community Alliance Program”
    • Laura George
  • 2019 – Utah Association for Adult, Community, and Continuing Education: “Forging New Paths” Conference/ National Symposium on Juvenile Justice
    • “Engaging Incarcerated Youth-in-Care with Science and Conservation: Partnerships with Academia”
    • Allison Anholt and Nalini Nadkarni

Conferences We've Attended

2022 – STEM-OPS (STEM Opportunities in Prison) Conference

2019 – Promising Youth Conference

2019 – Utah Film Center SHIFT Training- Using Media in Classroom

From Other Outlets

2021 – The Urban Activist – Science, art and museums! Connecting youth in custody with academics

2021 – Youth Educational Support School – STEMCAP on the YESS Blog

2021 – Utah Museum of Fine Arts – smART Students

2021 – Utah Museum of Fine Arts – Art Connections

2021 – FOX News – STEMCAP Program helps ignite incarcerated youths’ interest in education 

2021 – @the U – Scientists and artists inspire curiosity and STEM learning for kids in custody