Download the full brochure HERE This year's conference is March 9th Registration is $15 per student, numerous scholarships ARE available! Please note that priority registration ends Saturday, March 2, at midnight. Registrations received after the deadline will be assigned classes based on availability.
Note: During the conference, parents should plan to attend the parent workshop (or the time could be used to explore local shopping and restaurants). We aim to minimize all distractions in the classrooms. We also ensure that all adults in the workshops have gone through background checks if a parent needs to accompany their daughter in the workshops, we ask that they receive advanced permission from the organizers.
A-I Scratch Programming - Build a Maze Game Put your Scratch skills into action! Learn to make a classic Maze game in Scratch. Smitri Somasundaram, Student and Founder of DOT 4Kids A-2 Disease Detectives Do you like a good mystery? Well, an epidemiologist's job is all about solving mysteries, but instead of figuring out "who did it" like a police detective would, they figure out "what caused it." Come use your critical thinking and logic to investigate what it takes to protect the public's health and track down an outbreak. Elisabeth Long, Epidemiologist, WA State Dept of Health A-3 Life's a Beach! Come experience a day in the life of a Beach Naturalist! Perform a beach transect and explore our Puget Sound wildlife specimens found on local beaches. This beach adventure is sure going to be a blast! Amanda Newson, Lead Beach Naturalist, Puget Sound Estuarium A-4 Forensics and Fingerprints Become a Forensic Scientist for a day! Learn about crime scene investigation, DNA/blood spatter, and fingerprints! Roll your own fingerprints to discover how much information is literally at your fingertips, and how unique you truly are! Angela Hilliard, MFS, CLPE, Forensic Scientist 3/Latent Print Examiner, WA State Patrol A-5 Light-reflected and Redirected! We will be looking at single and multiple reflections. Mirrors, kaleidoscopes and periscopes. Jayna Williams, LC, Lighting Designer A-6 Chemistry in Your World: Redox Reactions Redox reactions are occurring everywhere in the world around us, and power everything from our bodies to our phones. Come learn about the fundamentals of redox chemistry, and the importance of this chemistry to our everyday lives. Explore some of the many applications, including electroplating of jewelry and other materials. Brandi Fox, Ph.D., Assistant Professor & Chemistry Students, Saint Martin's University A-7 You Just Won $10,000!!! What if you just now won $10,000? What would you do with it? What could you do with it? What is $10,000 really worth, anyway? No matter how much money you make or how old you are, it is important to understand how to manage your finances. Come join us as we engage in interactive, hands-on discussions about money and budgeting! Crystal Flaten, Financial Examiner, WA Dept. of Financial Institutions A-8 Can you see the Polar Bear? Did you know that Polar Bears cannot be seen with an Infrared Camera? Do you know what Infrared is? Let's explore answers to these questions together. Rebecca Sundermann, Ph.D., Member of the Faculty in Chemistry, The Evergreen State College A-9 Chocolate Asphalt How is a road made? What properties are important? Learn about road-building and blacktop paving by simulating the process with chocolate pavement. Warning: nuts will be used and eaten during the course of this workshop. Nanette Graham, PE, Director, Capital Planning & Development - WA State Dept. of Corrections A-10 Psst...did you know that cavities are contagious? Did you know that a "clean" tooth has between 1,000 to 100,000 bacteria living on each tooth surface? Explore the fascinating world of dentistry and oral health. Learn some dental anatomy and how dentists find and treat a variety of oral health issues. Caitlin Gomez, DMD, Dentist, Sea Mar Community Health Centers A-11 Your Body's Wall of Protection Did you know that hair and nails are classified as appendages of the skin? Explore the various functions of the skin and how it provides protection for the body by making natural remedies to prevent and/or treat acne and pimples. Gwen Morris, Clinical Compliance Auditor, Cas of Cary, Inc. A-12 Spark the Heart! Can you revive a dead heart? Use CPR and the latest emergency medical tools to treat a cardiac arrest. See a demonstration of an Automatic External Defibulator (AED). Cori Spotts, Firefighter/Paramedic, & Jessica Johnson, Firefighter/EMT - Lacey Fire District 3
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College Planning with SPSCC South Puget Sound Community College staff will share free community resources on campus, academic and non-academic ways to prepare your child for higher education, college funding source options, and dual enrollment opportunities in high school. Voice: raising middle school girls to speak for their minds and bodies in the #metoo era. Come hear parent coach Emily McMason talk about how we can support girls during these formative years.
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