5th-8th graders can learn from Women in STEM

The Northborough Jr Women's Club is again holding the special one day conference with workshops to inspire girls

Above: For over a decade, middle school girls have enjoyed exploring a world of STEM based careers thanks to a local women’s club. There’s an opportunity to do that again this spring. (2018 images previously 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. This year, the gathering will be back in person.

The event is Saturday, April 1st, but registration is due March 24th. (I suggest signing up sooner for kids to get some of their top choices for the workshops.)

This year’s conference will be held at Algonquin Regional High School from 8:15 am – 2:00 pm.

After an opening presentation, the girls will be able to attend four interactive career workshops:

Presenters will explain what they do in their occupation and what sparked their interest in the field, their education, the rewards and challenges of their profession and provide hands-on exploration/activities.

This year, there are 22 workshops to choose from:

  • ArchitectDream It, Design It, Build It — All about Architecture
  • Astronomy EducationRecreate an Interactive Planetarium
  • Biology/Biotechnology Teacher DNA, Micropipeting, and Agarose Gel Electrophoresis for Crime Scene Analysis
  • Biomedical EngineeringMuscle Force and Electromyography (EMG)
  • Chemistry/Biology Drug Discovery
  • Chiropractor/NeurologyThe Power of Your Nervous System
  • Clothing and TextilesScience,Math and Fashion Design
  • Engineering & InnovationInvent a New Product
  • Environmental EngineeringHelp solve the problem of What to do with all the Waste?
  • Environmental ScienceWater Quality and/or Composting worms
  • Forensic ScienceCSI -How Scientists Play a Role in Criminal Investigations
  • Geotechnical EngineerSoil Liquefaction under Seismic Loads
  • HorticultureIntegrated Pest Management/beneficial insects
  • Hydrology and GIS (Geographic Information Systems)Flooding/Water Movement/Water Principals
  • Nurse PractitionerTake a Deep Breath
  • NursingABC’s of Nursing
  • Physician-Family Practice/Community HealthWhat’s it like to be a doctor?
  • Public HealthMeet the doctors, nurses and epidemiologists that keep our community healthy
  • Virologist/Research ScientistInfectious Diseases Near and Far
  • Science EducationScience Escape Room!
  • Technology Integration SpecialistCoding and Robotics
  • Yoga InstructorThe Science of Yoga

For more details, and to register, click here.

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

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