To support our Partners in Science Program, the Murdock Trust hosts two annual conferences. Each January, a national event brings together participants in teacher-research programs from across the country to discuss their research. A regional conference, held each August in Vancouver, Washington, convenes Pacific Northwest high school science teachers currently supported in the program to discuss their research and participate in professional development opportunities.
We welcome veteran teachers who are no longer supported in the program, as well as research mentors for current teachers, to attend. Open attendance without an invitation is not available for these conferences.
If you are a current or veteran Partners in Science program partner, click here to access the current Partners Directory. Partners are listed in the Directory alphabetically by state and last name within their award year. To update your email address(es) and/or phone number(s), contact Marybeth Stewart Goon.
Instructions to Authors for Poster and Oral Presentations
A one-page summary of instructions and suggestions on preparing your poster or oral presentation for the August and January conferences is provided at this link.
Tutorial on Designing a Poster – A PowerPoint tutorial on designing a poster has been prepared by a scientist at Oregon Health and Science University and loaned to the Trust to help teacher Partners learn how to design and present a poster on your research. Information includes which design elements to consider, what content to include, and how to produce and effectively present a poster on your research.
Tutorial on Preparing an Oral Presentation – A PowerPoint tutorial on preparing an oral presentation has been prepared by a scientist at Oregon Health and Science University and loaned to the Trust to help teacher Partners learn how to prepare to “Give a Paper” (present an oral presentation) on your research. Detailed information includes what content to include, design elements to consider in preparation of your PowerPoint presentation, as well as how-tos and tips for effectively delivering a talk on your research.