AAUW-OML STEM Conference


AAUW-OML Saint Mary’s STEM Conference for Middle School Girls

Saturday, March 19, 2022      
Saint Mary’s College
Registration begins February 1, 2022

AAUW-Orinda, Moraga, Lafayette (OML) is presenting their annual STEM Conference for middle school girls on Saturday, March 19, 2022 at Saint Mary’s College. The STEM Conference will be an in-person, hands-on event at which the girls will attend 3 workshops they choose out of about 20 workshops given by professionals working in the fields of science, technology, engineering or math.  Registration will begin on February 1, 2022 through our partner Techbridge Girls.  Stay tuned for the information you need to choose your workshops and prepare for registration.
The day begins with sign-in from 8:00 – 8:45 a.m., keynote speaker, at 9:00 a.m. The girls will go to 2 breakout workshops in the morning, then lunch (provided), 1 afternoon workshop, with close of conference by 3:00 p.m. The cost of the STEM conference is $40, but many scholarships are available for any student- no one will be denied participation for lack of funds.
Due to Covid, all participants (workshop presenters, attendees, and volunteers) will be required to provide proof of COVID vaccination prior to participation, and we will require masks be worn by all participants during all indoor activities, including workshops.
The workshops to be offered are:  CLICK HERE
The conference website will be hosted by Techbridge Girls, and it will be available for general registration information in mid-January, with actual registration open on Tuesday, February 1st.
Parents Program
There will also be a program for parents of registrants from 8:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  The keynote speaker will be Nina Horne, Co-founder and CEO of Alden, a company focused on helping parents and teens build happy, loving families and lives of compassion and meaning.

Franceska Hinkamp was our 2021 keynote speaker

Listen to a 35 minute recording of her address
to 2021 Conference Attendees.
  Meeting Recording:

Franceska participated in AAUW-OML Sister to Sister as a middle schooler in 2002 and again as a mentor in high school in 2008.  She shares, “that day as a participant shifted the way
I thought about my social identity as a young woman and my participation as a mentor was meaningful and helped to shape by leadership abilities.”
  We are thrilled to have her back speaking to middle-school girls.Franceska will share how she went from a BA in Sociology from USF to a MS in Human Genetics.  Today, she provides pioneering genetic counseling in pediatrics, adult medical genetics, neonatal intensive care and pediatric cancer predisposition at the UCLA Institute for Precision Health in Los Angeles.

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

2017 Stem Conference