FWCS Hosts STEM Conference for Girls

Record Number: 12864
Displayed from: May 19, 2015 , until: Jul 19, 2015

Fort Wayne Community Schools, the Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana and Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne are hosting a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Conference for girls in grades K-12 on Saturday, May 30 in the Walb Ballroom at IPFW.

A small group of middle and high school girls will experience STEM Career Explorations from 8 a.m.-noon; followed by STEM exhibits for girls in K-12th grade from 1-4 p.m. The conference will include an afternoon of STEM activities designed to encourage girls to think like a scientist and explore innovative concepts.

“We know girls love adventure and have just as much scientific curiosity as boys,” said LaTheresa King, a Curriculum Services Coordinator with FWCS. “Too often, however, girls think science and math are just for boys. We want them to learn at a young age that science, technology, engineering and math are for anyone who is interested.”

The cost of the conference is $2 and includes a Girl Scout membership. Students can register at their school through Wednesday, May 27.

With nearly 30,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 50 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.