AAUW-OML STEM Conference and Webinars for Students

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(Courtesy of AAUW-OML)
AAUW-Orinda, Moraga, Lafayette (OML) presents their 5th annual STEM Conference for middle school girls on Saturday, March 19, at Saint Mary’s College. Registration begins February 1.

    AAUW-OML (American Association of University Women – Orinda, Moraga, Lafayette) will present its 5th Annual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Conference for middle school girls, Saturday, March 19, at Saint Mary’s College.
    The STEM Conference will be an in-person, hands-on event, where the girls will attend three workshops given by professionals working in the fields of science, technology, engineering or math. 
    The goal is to ignite girls’ passion for STEM careers through hands-on experiences and interaction with positive role models. Registration begins Feb. 1. 
    There will also be a program for parents of registrants from 8:45 a.m. to 11 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.
    All participants during the conference will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to participation, and masks will be required during all indoor activities. AAUW-OML is partnering with Saint Mary’s College and Techbridge Girls to present this conference. For more information, visit https://oml-ca.aauw.net/stem-conference/.
    AAUW-OML is also sponsoring two Girls4STEM webinars for high school girls. “Why Studying Materials Science is Like Playing Tetris” will be presented by Maritza Sanchez, BS., MS, Ph.D. Candidate at UC San Diego.  Sanchez, who was awarded the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers National Graduate School Role Model Star Award, maintains that “Materials science is the foundation to everything because everything has a surface.” The webinar will be held Sunday, Feb. 6, at 4 p.m.
    On Sunday, March 6, at 4 p.m., Sheryl Mordo, P.E., B.S., in Civil Engineering from UC Davis, will talk about her career path from math classes in high school to a career as a construction project engineer and manager at Intuit, one of the world’s largest business software companies. Along the way, she also enjoyed an internship at DisneyWorld. 
    For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3fDZtkF.

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