Held at Saint Mary’s College Moraga CA
Our eighth STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Conference will be held on March 16,2024 at Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, CA. We welcome 6th through 8th grade girls who are interested in learning about STEM to participate in three out of fourteen interactive STEM workshops, meet career professional women, hear exciting speakers, and network with like-minded girls.
Simultaneously, parents are invited for a morning session, including the keynote speaker, a student panel, addressing STEM education, the social and academic challenges of high school, Q&A, and a campus tour.
Our ambassadors (high school students) provide leadership, volunteer training, and manage logistics on the day of the event.
2024 STEM CONFERENCE DETAILS:
Online registration: January 29 – February 29, 2024.
Check back here to register.
Location: Saint Mary’s College, Soda Center, Moraga, CA 94556
Date: March 16,2024. (Saturday) Time: 8:30am – 3:30pm
- The current plans are to have an in-person program. We will follow the Contra Costa County health protocol.
- The conference is limited to 200 6th to 8th grade girls on a “first come, first serve” basis.
- To donate, please use the DONATE button found above. Put “STEM” as priority.CLICK
CLICK HERE A VIDEO OF PREVIOUS STEM CONFERENCES
CLICK HERE Awesome Experiences at March 2023 Saint Mary’s STEM Conference
CLICK HERE AAUW-OML 2022 STEM Conference and Webinars for Students
A list of 2023 HANDS-ON WORKSHOPS:
- 3D Modeling with Tinkercad
- Balloon Car Challenge
- Be a Bee!
- Cool Chemistry
- Designing Robots for Fun and for Good
- Engineers, Structures and Earthquakes
- Experiments in Space – Where No One Can Hear You Scream
- Exploring the Microscopic World
- FBI Evidence Response Team
- Ferment, Rehydrate and Reconstitute with Nutrition Science
- Fun Math Festival
- Green Plants Make Rubber Tires
- Heart Matters: The Cardiac and Peripheral Vascular Examination
- Mars Lander Challenge
OUR KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR 2024
Dr. Sonya Schuh, Saint Mary’s College Professor of Biology, is a passionate teacher, scientist, artist, proud mother, athlete, environmentalist, and STEMinist. Dr. Schuh’s research includes areas of reproductive and developmental biology and toxicology. She explains, “My research focuses on uncovering the effects of endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) such as bishphenol A (BPA) and phthalates, found in cosmetics, personal care products, and plastics on embryo development, stem cells, and human health. These ubiquitous chemicals are everywhere and used in a wide variety of daily products, are found in over 93% of people, and they’re virtually unregulated here in the U.S., with several multi-million dollar industries producing and using them. Unfortunately, it’s a clear case of ‘profit over people’ that we’re working hard to expose and change.”
Dr. Schuh and her rare all-woman undergraduate research team were recently featured in a 4-part series on HBO Max titled “Not So Pretty.” The Schuh team has since filmed another upcoming documentary on plastics and fertility, and have published six manuscripts on their research in various high impact science journals, with this work being presented all over the state and country.
PREVIOUS KEYNOTE SPEAKERS FOR THE STEM CONFERENCE
OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS & DONORS:
Some pictures of prior workshops at Saint Mary’s College