Center for New Directions

March 9, 2016, 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Idaho State University, Pond Student Union Building
1025 S. 8th Avenue, Pocatello, Idaho

Shannon Kobs Nawotniak Keynote speaker

The Idaho State University Center for New Directions is presenting the 16th annual Women and Work Conference on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, in the Pond Student Union Building.

Each year over 225 girls in grades 9 through 12 from regional high schools, ISU students, and community members attend the Conference where they learn about occupations in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. These careers can provide a livable income, employment benefits, and a career ladder that can move women from a minimum wage job into a successful career they can enjoy.

This year's keynote speaker is Shannon Kobs Nawotniak who is a Volcanologist in the Department of Geosciences at ISU.

Participants will attend workshops on a variety of topics, including, "How Two Girls Ran a Mine—the RIGHT way! " "Nursing: It's More Than a Cute Hat," "Come Be Part of a Nuclear Chain Reaction," and "Health Occupations." The girls will also roll up their sleeves during hands-on career exploration sessions as they tour ISU programs. A dynamic finale during each Conference is the Career Showcase presenting women in their occupational attire.

Individuals may contact the Center for New Directions at 282-2454 for information.


921 South 8th Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho, 83209