Help us help your students! Every year we encourage girls in sixth through eighth grades to join us for a half-day conference to learn about math-, science-, engineering- and technology-based professions that are occupied by real female professionals. The purpose of the conference is to take topics that can often become boring and stifling and turn them into something fun though still educational. We hope that our conference will help the girls to see the advantages of being familiar with math and science and inspire them to excel in the classroom. The girls attend three sessions of their choice and then participate in a Mainstage (keynote) presentation. There are a great variety of professions represented. Check out our class list for the full list. We give them a bag with miscellaneous goodies like pens, paper, highlighters with a map of campus and their session assignments. After the Mainstage we typically give away donated prizes, such as posters, gift certificates, and other cool items. The area where our committee needs the most assistance is spreading the word about this wonderful opportunity to the students by sharing our brochure and website with girls and their parents. We pass out brochures to schools, libraries and other public places. With the support of everyone in a school district we could reach many more girls.
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