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Kentucky Girls STEM Collaborative Conference

Lexington, KY; June 12, 2015; 8:30 AM-3:30 PM

At this conference participants will learn how to inform and motivate girls and adults on the rewards and benefits of a STEM career. The conference will also include "STEM Olympics - Go for the Gold", hands-on STEM activities.

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Oregon Girls Collaborative Project Girls in STEM Forum

Wilsonville, OR; June 19, 2015; 9:00 AM-12:30 PM

Attendees will learn about NGCP resources for engaging girls in STEM, hear from students sharing their STEM experiences and interests, and learn strategies for engaging girls in STEM. 



SciGirls Training: Greater Capital Region Teacher Center

Schenectady, NY; June 30, 2015; 8:30 AM-3:00 PM

At this professional development workshop participants will learn how to re-shape current lesson plans to engage a wide variety of learners and use media in the classroom. Participants will also explore circuits using play dough and engage in other hands-on science activities aligned to New York State Learning Standards.

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FabFems Spotlight FabFems 
Bethann O'Malley
The FabFems Spotlight highlights women from the FabFems Role Model Directory. FabFems are enthusiastic about the science and technology work they do and want to inspire a future generation of FabFems. Search the Role Model Directory to find FabFems to connect with in your area.

Meet Bethann, Process & Package Development Manager at The J.M. Smucker Company. She manages a team of engineers that specialize in process development and packaging design. She is also involved with the Society of Women Engineers and the Women in Engineering Program at The University of Akron.


Bethann is a 2015 STEP Award Honoree. The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Production (STEP) Ahead initiative honors and promotes the role of women in the manufacturing industry through recognition, research, and leadership. Visit Bethann's profile to learn more. 


We benefit from role models at all stages of our lives. The FabFems Role Model Directory is excited to have more college students joining the directory and recognizing the power they have as role models.


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Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN) Conference

Denver, CO; June 9-11, 2015

The WEPAN conference will provide a forum for women in engineering leaders, corporate advocates, researchers, academic leaders, and government officers. Practitioners will have access to current research, statistics, and best practices on women in engineering. Register 


US News STEM Solutions LogoU.S. News STEM Solutions National Conference 

San Diego, CA; June 29-July 1, 2015

This year's theme is "Teach, Inspire, Hire: Discovering and Growing America's Diverse Talent Pool" and will put a special emphasis on increasing the ranks of women, minorities, veterans, and other underserved and underrepresented populations in STEM careers. Register 


Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) Conference
Grapevine, TX; July 13-14, 2015

The CSTA annual conference is a professional development opportunity for computer science and information technology teachers who need practical, classroom-focused information to help prepare their students for the future. Register  


Girl Up Leadership Summit
Washington DC; July 13-15, 2015
Participants will get an inside look at the challenges that impact the lives of adolescent girls in different parts of the world, and will receive hands-on advocacy experience with a day on Capitol Hill. Gear toward middle school, high school, and college students, most workshops and breakout sessions will be divided by age group to allow for targeted learning. Register 


esri logoEsri Education GIS Conference    

San Diego, CA; July 18-21, 2015

Attendees will discuss emerging best practices and challenges in geographic information system (GIS) education, participate in hands-on training and technical workshops to improve GIS skills, and learn about Esri resources. Register 


Serious Play Conference

Pittsburgh, PA; July 21-23, 2015

Conference sessions will help educators identify the types of games and simulations that work best for students at the preschool, K-12, and higher education levels. Participants will also learn how to use games and simulations for messaging and professional development programs.


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June is National Zoo and Aquarium Month

This month is a good time to explore your local zoo and aquarium. The Association of Zoos and Aquariums provides a collection of links. Many of the websites have educational resources such as videos, wild life facts, lesson plans, and activities. 

Made with Code Logo Made with Code

Made with Code is an initiative to teach middle and high school girls to code. The website features coding events for girls, videos of mentors, and coding resources for girls, parents, and teachers.


NCWIT's Latinas & Tecnolog??a de la Informaci?n Website

NCWIT's Latinas & Tecnolog?a de la Informaci?n is a Spanish website for inspiring young Latina women to pursue technology. The website provides fact sheets for creating awareness about the current state of girls' participation in technology, talking points about undergraduate courses and careers in computing, videos and profiles of Latina women for addressing the attractions to technology and possible barriers in the field, as well as links to computing activities and recruitment programs.


New Report on Women in Engineering and Computing  

Solving the Equation: The Variables for Women's Success in Engineering and Computing, a new research report by AAUW, asks why there are still so few women in the critical fields of engineering and computing. The report explains what we can do to make these fields open to and desirable for all employees. A PowerPoint presentation and fact sheet are also available.


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World Oceans Day

June 8, 2015

World Oceans Day raises global awareness of the challenges faced by the international community in connection with the oceans. This year's World Oceans Day theme, "Healthy oceans, healthy planet", encourages the community to focus on what actions each of us can take to protect the ocean and safeguard vulnerable communities and places. The website includes resources and information about how to get involved. 

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