About the Conference
Join us for the next Design Your World – STEM Conference for Girls!
Sign up for the “Educators/Parents” Society of Women Engineers mailing list to get invitations for your daughter/students for the Fall 2013 Conference:
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 hosted the College of Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington helped show 200 fourth and fifth grade Girl Scout Juniors that they CAN succeed in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).
During this day-long conference, participants:
- Were inspired by Anousheh Ansari’s inspiring story of her journey to the International Space Station
- Worked through interactive STEM activities
- Toured science, technology and engineering labs
- Learned from STEM Professionals who will talk about their experiences in IT, Telecommunications, Academia, Defense and Aerospace
Explore the links at the top of the page to learn more about the conference hosted in May of 2012.