STEM-based conference geared to inspire girls

Middle and high school girls are invited to attend a day-long free conference aimed at turning on girls to STEM-based careers.

St. Philip’s College will host the 2012 Women Breaking Through Conference on March 31, 2012 from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at St. Philip’s College  Southwest Campus, 800 Quintana Road.

The conference workshops, held at the Center of Excellence for Mathematics and the Center of Excellence for Science laboratories, will host 80 girls. A competition for a science scholarship will also be available.

Additionally, girls will have an opportunity to learn and share with professionals in the STEM fields. Workshop topics include: biotechnology, architecture, meteorology, applied mathematics, environmental technologies and a combination of biological/chemical field-sampling.

The keynote speaker is Sue Ann Pemberton, FAIA, the president of Mainstreet Architects Inc., and senior lecturer at University of Texas at San Antonio.

Open registration for the program ends March 9. For more information, contact Stacie Coy-Mahula at (210) 486–7119.

Learn more about STEM programs at the Centers of Excellence for Math and Science.
Download a Women Breaking Through application.
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