Speaking Opportunity for AAFS Members at STEM Summer Camps

Source: Skylar Tucker, WorldStrides Representative

Envision by WorldStrides — a Cognia®-certified educational travel organization — hosts various career exploration and leadership camps across the United States for K-12 students. One of the 2024 camps is the National Youth Leadership Forum: Explore STEM, which will be hosted in numerous cities this summer.

We are seeking AAFS members who may be interested in speaking with middle schoolers about careers in forensic science.

Throughout this six-day program, students explore career opportunities and "envision" their future as the next generation of innovators, doctors, investigators, and engineers all among like-minded and aspirational middle school students from across the country.

During the one-hour speaking event, a speaker will dedicate 20-30 minutes to sharing with our scholars (~100 total) their career journey, details about their specialty, advice for future trends, and skills needed to be successful. The remainder of the time will be spent answering questions from the scholar audience. Please see the list below for cities where we have forensic speaker openings this summer:

  • Atlanta, GA, at Emory University
  • Boston, MA, at Bentley University
  • Bowling Green, OH, at Bowling Green State University
  • Chicago, IL, at Loyola University
  • Denton, TX, at Texas Women's University
  • Denver, CO, at University of Denver
  • Memphis, TN, at University of Memphis
  • Miami, FL, at University of Miami
  • Minneapolis, MN, at North Central University
  • New York, NY, at St. John's University
  • Buies Creek, NC, at Campbell University
  • Seattle, WA, at Northwest University
  • Washington, DC, area at University of Maryland, College Park

Finally, a $250.00 honorarium will be offered per speaker per event in appreciation of the speaker's time.

If interested please contact communication@envisionexperience.com by May 17 to receive available dates and further details.


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