Request for Proposal: National Youth Summit on STEM

National 4‑H Conference Center invites you to submit a proposal to conduct a workshop during the National 4‑H Youth Summit Series on STEM at National 4‑H Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

Workshops provide students a place to gain information in specific subject areas to increase knowledge, help inspire career paths and help participants to create action plans to implement in their communities to teach other youth about what they have learned when they return home. Youth and adults working together is a powerful method to share information and bring about positive outcomes in their home states. Interested youth and adult teams have an opportunity to submit a proposal for the NYS on STEM by September 20, 2019.

The target audience are youth in grades 9–12, and each 50-minute workshop will have an average of 15 – 30 participants. It is highly recommended that workshops include a 15-minute, hands-on activity as part of the session plus handouts/outlines for participants to take home.

Submitting a Workshop Proposal

Proposals may incorporate any Summit subtopic that is appropriate for the intended audience.

Proposals may incorporate any Summit subtopic that is appropriate for the intended audience.

Example Subtopics

  • Electricity, including items that use micro controllers; ex. raspberry pi, Arduino
  • Textiles, traditional as well as e-textiles and wearables
  • Computer Programming, apps, games, coding projects and artificial intelligence
  • Food, food hacks, unique creations, molecular gastronomy, garden hacks
  • Robotics, Drones
  • Game Design (analog and digital)
  • DIY Projects: crafts, rockets, PVC Pipe Creations

Workshop proposal submission deadline: September 20, 2019

Proposal Selection

Selected workshops and Community Action Plan presentations proposals will be reviewed by the National 4‑H Conference Center’s team and you will be contacted by November 1, 2019. For questions, please contact Freeman Thompson, Director, Center Events at or 301-961-2917.