The Idaho State University Center for New Directions will present the Super STEM Girl Conference (SSGC) on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, in the Pond Student Union Building. This conference will be a unique opportunity for local 8th grade girls to spend a day on the Idaho State University campus learning about their interests and strengths. The day will be packed with hands-on workshops where girls will have fun experiencing a variety of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) activities.
Every girl has something special about her, some strength(s) that makes her the unique individual she is. It’s so important to her future for her to recognize and cultivate these strengths and to come to know that she is a capable and talented individual. This conference is designed to help each girl discover what her dependable strengths are, her Super Powers, shall we say.
The day will begin with student check-in at 9:00; the conference begins at 9:30 and ends at 2:30. Students will spend the day in classrooms and labs around the ISU campus doing STEM related activities, collecting “super powers” as they go. Please review the Super Power Exploration options. The dynamic finale of the day will be the Super Power Showcase presenting women in their occupational attire and showing the girls what Super Powers they have developed in order to be super successful in their careers.
Parents are invited to attend with their daughters. Parents who wish to attend, please contact the counselor at your daughter’s school. Pre-registration is required and both students and parents must register through the school’s counselor. The conference registration fee is $10 per person attending, including students, parents, teachers and counselors.
The Super STEM Girl conference is designed to educate eighth grade students and their parents about opportunities in STEM careers where women are predominantly under-represented, in spite of the fact that these occupations are often high-paying and in high demand. Secondary female students often choose not to take the classes that lead to careers in STEM for a variety of reasons. This conference hopes to break through some of those barriers as students learn about and gain confidence in their very own Super Powers.
For more information, contact the Center for New Directions at (208) 282-2454.