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April 29, 2013

EKU conference to promote science education for girls

RICHMOND — Eastern Kentucky University’s STEM-H Institute will partner with the Kentucky Girls STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Collaborative to host its fifth annual conference “Reaching for the Stars!” on Friday, June 7 on the Richmond campus.

Registration will be online only from May 1 to May 31 at www.ngcproject.org/kentucky-girls-stem-collaborative-annual-conference. The conference  registration fee is $30 per person.

Conference attendees will explore up-and-coming career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math, and learn proactive steps to help girls overcome roadblocks to their success in these fields, according to an EKU news release.

Keynote speakers will include Dr. Tracie Prater, materials engineer at United Launch Alliance; Dr. Suzanne Smith, director of NASA Kentucky Space Grant Consortium and NASA EPSCoR Program at the University of Kentucky; and Dr. Tanea Reed, assistant professor in EKU’s Department of Chemistry. A panel session of experts in “What Works” includes Kristy Fehr, Kentucky’s Outstanding Elementary Science Teacher 2012; Cynthia Warner from Kentucky Educational Television; Liza Holland of “STEM Sparks” from Tates Creek Middle School; Wendi Eads, chemistry faculty member and coach of the Madison Central High School’s Science Olympiad Team; and Jen Carter from Space Science Center at Morehead State University. A second panel session will include successful females from middle school, high school, college, industry, and academia, including Dr. Kristen Brennan from Alltech.

In conjunction with the conference, on June 7, EKU will host a Girls STEM Day from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Girls who will be in grades 6-12 in Fall 2013 are eligible to attend. Participants will have an opportunity for hands-on exploration into science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

STEM practitioners and educators will lead girls through activities that mirror real-world STEM tasks and highlight creative and innovative problem solving. Participants will also learn how to best prepare themselves to study STEM fields in high school and college

The registration for the Girls STEM Day will also be online only May 1-31 at www.ngcproject.org/kentucky-girls-stem-collaborative-girls-stem-day-0. The registration fee for the “Girls STEM Day” is $15 per person.

Exhibitors from prominent Kentucky industries, as well as girl-serving organizations and programs, will be available to meet with conference attendees. Lunch for both events will be provided.

Check-in for both events begins at 8:30 a.m. at EKU’s Hummel Planetarium. The conference and Girls STEM Day begin at 9 a.m.

 

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