FWCS Hosts STEM Conference for Girls - May 19, 2015
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 grades K-12 on Saturday, May 30 in the Walb Ballroom at IPFW.
A small group of middle and high school girls will experience STEM Career Explorations from 8 a.m.-noon; followed by STEM exhibits for girls in K-12th grade from 1-4 p.m. The conference 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 and includes a Girl Scout membership. Students can register at their school through Wednesday, May 27.