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2020 Understanding Interventions Conference

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12th Conference on Understanding Interventions that Broaden Participation in Science Careers

December 10 & 12, 2020

UI is excited to announce the rescheduled 12th Annual Conference on Understanding Interventions December 10 & 12, 2020! As you may recall, the original conference scheduled back in March 2020 had to be cancelled due the worsening global conditions, and further declaration of the COVID-19 pandemic. Stay tuned for details regarding the virtual conference.

On December 10, 2020 from 12:00-5:00pm (EST), and December 12, 2020 from 11:00am-5:00pm (EST), UI will host the Virtual 12th Annual Understanding Interventions Conference powered by Underline. Attendees will experience plenaries, workshops, symposia, and poster presentations on hypothesis-based research on interventions and initiatives that broaden participation in STEM careers. The conference will continue to facilitate the dialogue among education, behavioral, and social science researchers, evaluators, and faculty in STEM 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 retention.

The cost to attend the two day conference is $150, with a single day rate of $85. There are special rates for post-doctoral fellows and graduate students, as well as conference grants that can be provided for those with need. Registration for the conference is open, with additional information to come.

Register Here To Attend The Conference

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 retention.

  • 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.

Donate to Understanding Interventions

Your donation provides fundamental support for the Annual Understanding Interventions Conference, and for related professional development and training opportunities.

Understanding Interventions, Inc. is a qualified 501 (c) (3) charitable organization and donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. No goods or services were provided in exchange for this in-kind contribution. For additional information on tax deductibility, including how to determine the value of in-kind contributions, please consult your tax advisor and/or IRS.

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Join the Effort to Advance Intervention Scholarship Through the UI Journal:

Join the UI Journal Catalyst Group – Click HERE

Provide Contact Information for the UI Journal Reviewer/Editorial Board  – Click HERE

Frequently Asked Questions

Who are the members of the editorial board for the UI Journal?2017-10-17T11:45:04-04:00

The members of the editorial board are detailed here.

What is the focus of the UI Journal?2017-10-17T11:07:17-04:00

Click here to read more about the journal.

Can I contribute to the journal?2017-10-17T11:06:28-04:00

Yes – the journal is open for submissions.  Click here for information and to submit an article.

Can I submit an abstract for the conference?2017-10-17T10:59:16-04:00

The Call for Abstracts is open.  Click here to submit an abstract.

Where do I register for the conference?2017-10-17T11:00:45-04:00

The conference registration can be found and completed here.

Are rooms available for the conference?2017-10-17T10:56:07-04:00

Rooms are available at the Lord Baltimore Hotel for attendees.  The conference rate is $119 per night for a single/double.  Click here for reservations, or call 855-539-1928.

Where is the 2018 Conference?2017-10-17T10:50:57-04:00

The conference is at the Lord Baltimore Hotel, in Baltimore, MD

Where can I find the UI Journal?2017-10-17T11:01:40-04:00

The journal is hosted here, on the Scholastic online platform.

When is the 2018 UI Conference?2017-10-17T10:53:57-04:00

The Understanding Interventions conference will be held March 2-4, 2018

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