Call for Proposals

The Center for STEM Education for Girls invites proposals for concurrent workshops to be presented during its national STEM Think Tank and Conference February 5-6, 2021, at the Harpeth Hall School (either in person or virtual). Proposals must be submitted by November 20, 2020, and final decisions will be announced on or before December 18, 2020. 

The Center for STEM Education for Girls seeks proposals for 50-minute-long sessions to be held on February 6. Proposals should include up to three learning objectives and address how the session supports the theme of “STEM+Humanities: Partnering Together to Move Forward.”

Proposals should relate to the theme of the conference while taking into consideration one of the three driving questions for the conference: 1) STEM+Humanities: What are the commonalities?, 2) How do we reach out to come together? (in response to the 10-15 year national focus on STEM), and 3) How do we integrate and move forward together? 

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, we plan a hybrid option for conference attendance. Workshop proposals should be appropriate for either an in-person or virtual presentation. Presenters from outside of Nashville should plan for a virtual presentation, while local Nashville attendees should plan for an in-person presentation with a default to a virtual presentation if COVID-19 restrictions prevent us from holding an in-person conference.

The Program Review Committee will conduct a review of all proposals evaluating for clarity, originality, and timeliness. Consideration will be given to submissions that incorporate one or more of the following characteristics:

  • Demonstrates innovative thinking and/or new perspectives;

  • Presents strategies for effectively implementing new ideas and technology;

  • Incorporates at least one active hands-on learning exercise;

  • Includes activities that will incorporate various learning styles;

  • Demonstrates how learning outcomes will be achieved.

Submissions will only be accepted via online form. Submit Proposal HERE. Email, mail, or fax submissions will not be accepted. All questions regarding programming at the STEM Think Tank and Conference should be directed to or 615.346.0110.

The Center for STEM Education for Girls is dedicated to closing the gender gap in STEM one girl at a time.