FWCS Hosts STEM Conference for Girls - May 16, 2014

Record Number: 10822
Displayed from: May 16, 2014 , until: Jun 06, 2014

Fort Wayne Community Schools, the Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana and Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne are hosting a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Conference for girls in kindergarten through fifth grades.

The event will be held from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, May 31, in the Classic Walb Ballroom at IPFW. It will include an afternoon of STEM activities designed to encourage girls to think like a scientist and explore innovative concepts.

“We know girls love adventure and have just as much scientific curiosity as boys,” said LaTheresa King, a curriculum services coordinator with FWCS. “Too often, however, girls think science and math are just for boys. We want them to learn at a young age that science, technology, engineering and math are for anyone who is interested.”

The cost of the conference is $2 for the first 400 girls and includes a Girl Scout membership. Students can register at their school through Wednesday, May 21. For additional information, parents can contact LaTheresa King at Latheresa.king@fwcs.k12.in.us.

With nearly 30,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 50 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.