The Second Annual Women in STEM Teen Conference will be held April 1, 2017 at the Alabama School of Math and Science in Mobile, Ala. Students currently in the 6-12 grades can attend for free.
“More than 300 students and parents from around the state attended last year, and the program received wonderful reviews,” ASMS President Dr. Monica Motley says. “I am very excited to announce that we have added new components to this year’s event for those interested in returning.”
ASMS will introduce middle and high-school aged girls to a wide breadth of careers available in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Students will participate in a variety of hands-on STEM activities to include Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Rocketry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Robotics, and much more. Prominent female scientists, engineers, and doctors from around the region will also be featured in a career expo.
A new parent component has been added to this year’s event.
“During the hands-on activities for the students, we will feature a new program specifically for parents,” says Katrina Thompson, a personal and academic counselor at ASMS. “We have invited professionals from around the community to provide tools for parents to help motivate their girls academically and socially.”
There is no cost to register for the 2017 Women in STEM Teen Conference. The deadline to register is March 24, 2017 and space is limited. Students must currently be in the 6-12 grades.
8:30 AM – Registration
8:45 AM – Welcome
9:00 – 10:55 AM – Hands-on STEM Activities
11:00 – 11:30 AM – Women in STEM Career Expo
We are currently seeking sponsors and exhibitors for the 2017 Women in STEM Teen Conference to be held April 1, 2017 at ASMS. We hope you will consider sponsoring this meaningful conference to help promote STEM education to teens from across the state.
The ASMS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization. All contributions are tax-deductible.
Last year’s partners included Austal, Ascend Performance Materials, Volkert, TVA, the University of Alabama College of Engineering, and the University of South Alabama.
We are seeking a variety of companies and organizations to send female representatives to inspire students to enter the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). We ask that exhibitors make their tables as creative and interactive as possible.
The Career Expo will be held from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM in the ASMS gym. Exhibitors can arrive at 10:00 AM for setup.
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If you have any questions, please contact Amber Day at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (251) 441-2152.
The primary source of funding for the Women in STEM Teen Conference is from sponsors. The event is run entirely by volunteers, including ASMS faculty, staff, and students. We experienced an amazing outcome in our first year hosting the conference, and obtaining support from our community will help maintain and grow this valuable event.
$1,000 + (Platinum)
$250 – $999 (Gold)
$50 – $249 (Silver)