Girls can explore becoming Women in STEM – register for free ASAP

by beth on February 21, 2019

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Above: Last year, area middle school girls enjoyed exploring a world of STEM based careers. There’s another opportunity this spring. (images cropped from Northborough Junior Women’s Club website)

If you want to encourage your 5th – 8th grade daughter(s) to explore a future in science, technology, engineering or math, take note.

The Northboro Junior Woman’s Club is putting on its annual STEM conference for girls. As in years past, they are inviting Southborough students to join them for the free event held at Algonquin. 

The event is more than a month away. But, don’t delay signup too long. The popular conference is limited. In the past, it has filled to capacity. This year, the number of girls allowed is larger – so it may be less of an issue. Still girls may have preferences for which workshop they hope to attend and those can also fill up. 

This year’s conference is on Saturday, March 30 from 8:15 am – 2:00 pm. It will again be made up of an opening presentation, interactive workshops and informal discussions over a luncheon. To encourage interest and success in the science fields:

The presenters will explain what they do in their occupation and what sparked their interest in the field, share different tips on courses of study needed for their profession, and provide hands-on exploration/activities.

The hands-on career workshops planned for this year are: 

  • ArchitectDream It, Design It, Build It
  • ChiropractorNatural Health and Wellness
  • Conservation AgentWater Quality and the Environment
  • OphthalmologistDo you see what I see?
  • Forensic ChemistryCSI
  • Research ScientistDrug Design
  • NursingABC’s of Nursing
  • Research ScientistChemistry, Biology and Biotech
  • Science TeacherScience Escape Room
  • STEM EducatorsBristleBots
  • Exercise ScienceWhat’s on your FEET?
  • PhysicianOutbreak!
  • Dentist/OrthodontistYou’re Never Fully Dressed without a Smile
  • Research EngineerLava Lamp Love
  • Nurse AnesthetistYou Are Getting Sleepy
  • Materials ScienceGot Chocolate?
  • Fashion DesignFacts of Fashion
  • Engineering and Environmental ScienceSquishy Circuits
  • Computer and Electrical EngineerVirtual Reality
  • VeterinarianIt’s a Dog’s Life (Note: for those with allergies – animals may be present at this session)

To see more workshop and event details click here to open the flyer. You can also see more pictures from last year and read about one girl’s enthusiastic response to attending here. To register a 5th-8th grader to attend this year, click here.

This is the 12th time the Junior Women’s Club has held the mentoring event (previously titled Women in Science & Math Conference.) Anyone interested in supporting their efforts can click here.

Thank you Northborough Junior Women’s club for organizing such a worthwhile event. And for free!

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