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STEM Conference for Girls

Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) conference for girls in grades 6-12, offering a fun, inspiring, and motivational day geared toward increasing the number of women in these fields.

When: Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Where: UCSB, Santa Barbara

Cost: $20 - $25

Age limit: Not available

Categories: Kids & Teens, Lectures

Description:

Girls attending the conference will: engage in hands-on activities and seminars, become aware of the wide variety of career opportunities in technology, science and engineering, gain a new enthusiasm for STEM, meet and connect with awesome female role models, learn the importance of taking classes in science, math and technology in middle school and high school, and leave with the knowledge and understanding that women have the capability to be successful in the professions of science, technology and engineering. Each student will attend two workshops of their choice. Workshops include (descriptions available on registration form): Make Your Own Lip Balm; Build a Water Filter; Fun with Polymers; Create a Prosthetic Hand Model; Create Your Own Hand Sanitizer; Challenge Your Design Skills; Hair Dryer Dissection; Design a Hot Air Balloon; Aquarium Visit; and Campus Tour of UCSB. A description of each workshop is available on the conference registration form.

Students: $20; Parents, Teachers, Counselors: $25. To register for the conference, visit http://conta.cc/QeTezE or call. For more information on Upper Hand to College, visit www.upperhandtocollege.org.

Phone: 805-984-2656

Event posted Oct. 17, 2012
Last updated Oct. 17, 2012

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