AAUW EYH STEAM Conference at Saint Maryʼs College: March 23, 2019

The fourth annual STEAM (STEM + Art) Conference for middle school age girls is almost here: March 23 at Saint Mary’s College in Moraga. The conference creates educational opportunities for girls in science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. If you would like to learn about last year’s conference, please use this link

We are passionate about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and its powerful impact on middle school girls. We established a one-day conference where girls experience interactive workshops introduced by women working in these fields. Our venture originated in 2015, when we formed a partnership with the School of Science at Saint Mary’s College, and Expanding Your Horizons (EYH).

This year, the keynote speaker, Danielle Feinberg, Director of Photography for Lighting, Pixar Animation Studios, will kick off the conference with an inspirational talk about her background, career path and expertise. Then, the girls will attend 3 hands-on workshops presented by STEAM professionals, (FBI crime scene technology, building bridges, exploring the inside of computers, creating optical art, understanding the physics of air and space flight, etc).

For parents, there will be a morning workshop from 9:00–11:30 am featuring a keynote speaker and panel of experts. The theme is “Negotiating the Maze: How to guide and support your daughter as she negotiates the social and academic challenges facing our young women, encouraging her to make good choices when choosing her electives during high school and college, to ensure academic and professional success in pursuit of her dreams”.

“We are very thankful to our donors: Saint Mary’s College, Chevron, Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary, Rossmoor Rotary Foundation and the individuals who make this conference possible.”

Registration opens on January 24. If you are interested in registering for the conference, please use this link

Some pictures of 2018 workshops at Saint Mary’s College.

2017 Stem Conference