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Events and Programs

Expert Connect

A network of STEM leaders engaged in our work in support of a vibrant and diverse generation of young STEM professionals.

Company:
The NSTMF
Date
June 1, 2020

The NSTMF recognizes the value of inspirational stories within the STEM community. For many years, our primary goal was to share the stories of the top minds in science and technology with the public. Today, we have expanded our mission to not only highlight great scientists and technologists but also actively engage these individuals to help build inclusive STEM communities across the United States. Fundamental to these communities are the significant, inspirational connections we foster between the individuals who have received national recognition for excellence in STEM and future members of the STEM community.

When you become a member of the NSTMF’s Expert Connect community, you are offering your insight and subject matter expertise to students across the country. There is a broad spectrum of ways in which you can participate. Our goal with this program is to build a network of STEM leaders who want to stay informed about our work and support a vibrant and diverse generation of young STEM professionals.

Opportunities for engagement:

Speaking opportunities
Join us as a featured speaker for our Unscripted Series where you can share and discuss your story with students at universities around the country (virtual and in-person options)

Recorded interviews
Sit down with a science journalist for a short video interview or participate in a short Zoom webinars with students as part of the NSTMF’s Virtual Series

Mentoring students
Interact with students in an intimate, discussion-centric forum through the NSTMF’s inSTEM program (virtual and in-person options)

Community events
Network with colleagues and future STEM Leaders at Expert Connect meetings (virtual and in-person options)

Online profiles
Share your story with our audiences via nationalmedals.org

Reach new audiences
Tell us about your projects and initiatives so we can amplify your work through our social media and email platforms

We hope you will join us in the following ways:

> Support the NSTMF’s broader mission, vision, and goals. Click here to learn more.

> Sign our pledge to build more diverse, inclusive, and equitable STEM communities.

> Share your story and pass along your knowledge to thousands of students. We want you to share your stories with ease, comfort, and in the most impactful way. We offer the following to make sure any experience you have the NSTMF’s programming is exciting and fulfilling:

inSTEM Expert

For in-person events, the NSTMF covers the cost of all travel and accommodations for in-person experiences, including air travel, hotel stays, and transportation to and from inSTEM cohort meetings.

For virtual interactions, the NSTMF covers the cost of an A/V package to ensure a high-quality experience for you and the inSTEM cohort. Package includes HD webcam, headset, microphone, and guidance on how to get it all set up.

Virtual Programming

The NSTMF covers the cost of an A/V package to ensure a high-quality experience for you and the viewers. Package includes HD webcam, headset, microphone, and guidance on how to get it set up.

Unscripted Series

The NSTMF covers the cost of all travel and accommodations, including air travel, hotel, and transportation to and from Unscripted events.

Social Media

Social media toolkits to easily share content (profiles, articles, blogs) featuring you and your work

> Strengthen NSTMF programming by sharing insight and experience.

> Provide feedback to NSTMF on experiences that have worked for you in the past and help us build better programming.

We want to hear from you! We depend on feedback from our participants and audiences to continually improve our programming. We will seek input from you so that we can create even more successful programs in the future.

> Connect and build community.

We want to grow the community! A good way to do that is by creating additional opportunities – networking events and national NSTMF programs – for Expert Connect members to build relationships, work together, and support the NSTMF’s broader goals.

> Receive recognition for your support and participation. We want to make sure you receive proper recognition for your valuable insight and support of the NSTMF’s work, including:

  • Your name on a thank you page on nationalmedals.org
  • Honorarium for participating in the Virtual Series and/or the Unscripted Series
  • Expert profile page on nationalmedals.org
  • Custom NSTMF SWAG sent to you

 to build more diverse, inclusive, and equitable STEM communities.

To join or learn more about the Expert Connect program, please contact Joanna Chou, joanna@nationalmedals.org