2023 RiSE Center Conference

RiSE Center Conference on STEM Education and Related Research

Integrating Research and Practice:
Engaging Students with Authentic Research and Problem Solving in STEM

June 26–27, 2023, at Wells Conference Center, University of Maine, Orono

Conference Host: Maine Center for Research in STEM Education
Conference Patron: Maine-eDNA

This two-day conference brings together researchers and PreK-16+ educators to share research findings and explore new technologies, theories, approaches and challenges to teaching and learning in the STEM disciplines: science, technology, mathematics and engineering.

Registration is closed.

Featured Speakers

Fernando Nieto-FernandezDr. Fernando E. Nieto-FernandezSUNY Old Westbury
Professor of Biology, PI and Co-Director, Science & Technology Entry (STEP)

A TIMEly CURE for the “leaky STEM pipeline”

Jenn PageDr. Jennifer Page, Maine Department of Education Office of Innovation
Project Manager, Maine Online Open-Source Education (MOOSE)

Schedule at a Glance

Monday, June 26

  • 8:30–9:30 a.m. Check-In and Coffee/Tea
  • 9:30–10:30 a.m. Conference Welcome and Keynote 1
  • 10:30–10:45 p.m. Break and Snacks
  • 10:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Session A: Workshops
  • 12:15–1:15 p.m. Lunch
  • 1:15–1:45 p.m. Session B: Talks
  • 1:50–2:20 p.m. Session C: Talks
  • 2:20–2:35 p.m. Break and Snacks
  • 2:35–4:05 p.m. Session D: Workshops
  • 4:05–5:00 p.m. Poster Session with Appetizers and Cash Bar

Tuesday, June 27

  • 7:30–8:30 a.m. Breakfast
  • 8:30–8:50 a.m. Welcome
  • 8:55-9:25 a.m. Session E: Talks
  • 9:30–10:00 a.m. Session F: Talks
  • 10:00–10:15 a.m. Break and Snacks
  • 10:15–11:45 a.m. Session G: Workshops
  • 11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m. Lunch
  • 12:45–1:30 p.m. Keynote 2
  • 1:30–1:45 p.m. Break and Snacks
  • 1:45–3:15 p.m. Session H: Workshops
  • 3:15–3:30 p.m. Wrap-Up and Evaluation


Conference cost: $600 (standard registration + lodging):

  • $450 registration fee ($150 for UMaine faculty/staff, $75 for UMaine MST/STEM Ed PhD students)
  • $150 lodging fee (Monday night lodging in a local hotel)
  • Registration is open through June 5.

PK–12 STEM-Discipline Teachers

  • If your school or district has agreed to pay for this professional learning opportunity, you can select “Invoice (Enter School or District Billing Info)” at checkout.
  • Participating Maine STEM-discipline teachers will receive a stipend of $288 and 11.5 contact hours.


To request a reasonable accessibility accommodation to participate, please see our request form or contact the RiSE Center: risecenter@maine.edu or 207-581-4672.

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