Design Your World November 2014: Save the Date!
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Dallas Section and the University of Texas, Dallas Student Section will be hosting the Fall 2014 Design Your World – STEM Conference for 6th through 12th grade girls on Saturday, November 1, 2014.
We anticipate hosting 120 students and 100 parents/educators at the Jonsson School of Engineering on the University of Dallas campus in Richardson, Texas.
Volunteers are needed to help with the Design Your World – STEM Conference, please complete the volunteer response form!
When: SATURDAY, November 1, 2014, 7:30AM-4:00PM
Where: Jonsson School of Engineering, UTD Richardson, Texas
Cost: Registration information will be available soon!
Sponsor information has been posted at the “Sponsor” link in the sidebar. If you are interested in donating funds for this year’s Design Your World – STEM Conference for Girls, please review the sponsorship letter and form and follow the instructions!
Although great progress is being made, only 5% of women who enter college end up graduating with engineering degrees. In “Generation STEM”, the Girl Scout Research Institute found that:
“About half of girls polled believe STEM is not a typical career path for girls”
“Girls are interested in making a difference in the world and need more STEM exposure, education, and experience with the help of key adults in their lives in order to see how STEM fields can achieve their goals now and in the future”
The report concludes by charging “educators, parents, and mentors” to “encourage girls to solve problems, ask questions, and to engage in creative and hands-on activities”.
For this purpose, Dallas Society of Women Engineers come together with the local college sections and corporate sponsors to present:
DESIGN YOUR WORLD – STEM CONFERENCE FOR GIRLS!
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