Join us for the next Design Your World -
STEM Conference for Girls!
March 29th, 2014 – 8:30am to 3:30pm
The next Design Your World – STEM Conference will be hosted at the University of North Texas Discovery Park for 6th-12th grade girls. In addition to exposing them to female STEM role-models and engaging engineering hands-on activities we hope to answer questions about SAT, PSAT, college prerequisites, AP, Pre-AP classes and much more!
Students will participate in three activities throughout the day, selecting from 7 different fields of engineering: Electrical Engineering, Materials/Manufacturing, Renewable Energy, Construction Engineering, Aerospace/Mechanical, Computer Science/Technology, and Forensic Science/CSI. Registrants can rank their top 4 choices and we’ll do our best to accommodate those selections.
Parents and Educators can participate in our Adult sessions which include a Panel of Parents with suggestions on how to engage girls in STEM, a Panel of Engineers who will describe their lives as engineers, and a presentation on strategies for navigating the college engineering admissions process.
Our keynote speaker opening, lunch, and event t-shirt are included in the price of registration for both Student and Adult tickets!
The link to register has been posted at the Registration page linked in the sidebar. Space is limited so don’t delay!
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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 came together with the Dallas section of Women in Technology International, Raytheon Women’s Network and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics to present:
DESIGN YOUR WORLD – STEM CONFERENCE FOR GIRLS!
The high energy, inspirational event at the University of North Texas will help show middle and high school girls that they CAN succeed in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).
During this day-long conference, participants will:
- Hear inspirational and dynamic speakers
- Engage with hands-on engineering or science activities
- Interact with college students majoring in STEM Fields
- Meet professional women who are engineers
- Become enthused about Science, Engineering, Math & Technology!
Explore the links on the menu on the right to learn more about the conference series!