SHEBOYGAN – After a one-year hiatus, the Girls STEM Day Conference is returning to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus on Saturday, Nov. 6 from 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
The conference, which introduces sixth through ninth grade girls to the fields of science, technology, engineering and math, will feature 11 hands-on STEM-based sessions led by experts in their fields. The event’s keynote speaker will be UW-Green Bay Resch School of Engineering Professor Dr. Patricia A. Terry.
“We have a wonderful group of expert presenters, who are working in these STEM fields with many years of experience. We have middle school and high school teachers, professors, police officers, veterinarians, engineers, product managers and developers, and business owners that will be leading the STEM sessions,” said Dolcye Johnson, who along with fellow American Association of University Women member Allyson Olivier, will co-chair the event.
Conference participants will have the opportunity to choose three 45-minute STEM sessions. They include architectural design, computer software design, drone photography, robotics, veterinary science, forensic science, DNA science, applied chemistry, food science, the science of color and appearance and hydroponic gardens.
The conference will also feature two parent sessions: “Impacts of COVID on the Mental Wellness of Middle School Students” from 9:15-10:30 a.m. and “College Prep 101” from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Registration for the conference is $10 per student, which includes instruction and supplies. The deadline to register is Friday, Oct. 29.
For more information or to sign up, visit Girls STEM Day registration or call Dolcye Johnson at 920-458-5819.
The Girls STEM Day Conference is sponsored by the Sheboygan Branch of the American Association of University Women and the University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan County Foundation.