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2021 Understanding Interventions Conference

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13th Conference on Understanding Interventions that Broaden Participation in Science Careers

July 8-10, 2021

UI is excited to announce the rescheduled 13th Annual Conference on Understanding Interventions July 8-10, 2021!

The annual UI conference has grown from a meeting to a community of more than 6,000 researchers, program officers, evaluators, program directors, training faculty, and others within STEM, and now operates with a mission to mutually inform scholarship and practice, develop and enhance the community interested in educational interventions, and provide professional development for all STEM persons. UI held its first Virtual conference in December of 2020 in response to Covid-19 restrictions that forced the cancellation of the original March 2020 in person meeting. Born out of necessity, the virtual conference introduced a format that provided pre conference availability of symposia, Deeper Dives and Poster presentations. The 13th Annual Understanding Interventions Conference will continue with that design and we foresee future conferences adopting aspects of that format in reaching a virtual audience as well as those who attend the conferences in-person.

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 conference is $150. 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.

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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:

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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?2021-06-09T14:22:24-04:00

The Call for Abstracts has closed for the 2021 conference.  You can find more details here.

Where do I register for the conference?2021-06-09T14:23:33-04:00

The conference registration can be found and completed here.

Where is the 2021 Conference? Are rooms available?2021-06-09T14:35:49-04:00

There will be no in-person conference this year. 

UI held its first Virtual conference in December of 2020 in response to Covid-19 restrictions.  The virtual conference introduced a format that provided pre conference availability of symposia, Deeper Dives and Poster presentations.

The 13th Annual Understanding Interventions Conference will continue with that design and we foresee future conferences adopting aspects of that format in reaching a virtual audience as well as those who attend the conferences in-person.

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 2021 UI Conference?2021-06-09T14:33:17-04:00

The Understanding Interventions conference will be held July 8-10, 2021.

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