Partners in Science Conference
Partners in Science ConferenceS
Teachers sharing their research and bringing their knowledge back to the classroom
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.
Resources for Presenters
- January Conference
Submit your proposed January conference workshop form by September 9.
- Instructions to Authors for Poster and Oral Presentations
A one-page summary of instructions and suggestions on preparing your poster or oral presentation.
- 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.
- Using our logo(s) in your presentation? Access them here and read our guidelines on how to use them.
- Apply to present a workshop at the National conference in January
- Partners in Science Resource Page (password-protected, please email Kim Newman for access)
Presentations, Regional Conference
- Sifting Through the Outbreak: Information Literacy in the Time of COVID-19 – A presentation from Mike Caulfield, a digital information literacy expert at Washington State University.
- Teaching the Science of COVID-19 – A presentation from Dr. Kathryn Jacobsen, professor of epidemiology and global health at George Mason University.
Presentations, National Conference
- TypOs in the Code of Life: Insights from New Mutations in Autism and SARS-CoV-2, a keynote presentation by Dr. Brian O’Roak at the 2022 National Conference. Find out more about Dr. O’Roak and his research here.
- Coping with COVID: What To Do When The World Is On Fire, slides from a presentation given by licensed psychologist Dr. Clint Quisenberry to teachers at the 2022 National Conference.