STEAM Powered Collaborations for Girls: Celebrating the Successes!

Public event
Date: 
Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 9:00am - 3:00pm
Time Zone: 
Central
$25.00
Location: 
USGS National Wetlands Research Center
700 Cajundome Blvd
Lafayette, LA 70506
United States
Phone: (337) 593-5800

Online Registration for this event is closed.

You may register the morning of the conference.  Thank you!

The Louisiana STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Girls Collaborative Project is hosting our first Annual Collaboration Conference entitled, STEAM Powered Collaborations for Girls: Celebrating the Successes!

The LaSTEM Girls Collaborative Project offers the chance for all those committed to informing, motivating and inspiring girls in the state of Louisiana to pursue careers in STEM to come together to share exemplary practices, develop new collaborations, and share resources.  The economic future of Louisiana is tied to increased participation of all students in careers that rely on STEM skills and competencies.

Who should attend? All informal educators, K-12 educators, afterschool providers, school administrators, engineers, technical professionals, business partners, members of professional organizations, and university staff.

What to expect:

  • Learn about the National Girls Collaborative Project and how you and your organization can get involved in the LaSTEM Girls Collaborative Project.
  • Connect with like-minded participants contributing to the advancement of girls in STEM fields from across Louisiana and hear their successes.
  • Hear how Louisiana STEM Girls Collaborative Project mini-grant recipients and many others have enhanced STEM opportunities for girls in Louisiana.
  • Become inspired to make a positive difference for girls and how to create winning collaborations.

Don’t miss…

Keynote Speaker, Dr. Virginia Burkett, advocate for serving girls with tools and knowledge for entering STEM careers to serve the ever growing need for future scientists and engineers.

Table Talks focusing on highlighting program successes; sharing best practices for collaborating & lessons learned; and/or ways to motivate/inspire/recruit girls into STEM opportunities and careers.

Networking with others working to create and enhance girls in STEM opportunities/careers – including formal and informal educators, afterschool providers, school administrators, engineers, technical professionals, business partners, K-12 educators, and university educators, Girl Scouts, robotics experts and more.

Breakout Sessions designed to share best practices and highlight collaboration opportunities throughout Louisiana.

Conference Agenda - coming soon.

LaSTEM GCP connects organizations and individuals across Louisiana committed to informing and motivating girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). LaSTEM GCP is made possible by a grant from the National Girls Collaborative Project, a National Science Foundation funded project (HRD 0631789) and contributions and collaborations with our many partners.

Checks can be mailed to: Attn: Lou Papai, Sci-Port: Louisiana's Science Center, 820 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport, LA  71101. Online credit card payment option available

Travel scholarships are available to a limited number of participants.  Contact Lou Papai at lpapai@sciport.org for more information.

For our out of area participants: We have reserved a limited number of hotel rooms at 2 local hotels. If you wish to reserve a room at the discounted rate, call or use the link provided.

Drury Inn & Suites Lafayette
120 Alcide Dominique   Lafayette, LA 70506
$109/night. Code: 2232876 - LA STEM
Please make your reservations by Friday, February 27, 2015 to receive your group rate.
Registration Link: http://ow.ly/GlXTH 

 

Hilton Garden Inn Cajundome/Lafayette
2350 W. Congress St.  Lafayette, LA  70506
$119/night; Code: STEM15
Please make your reservations by Friday, March 13, 2015 to receive your group rate.
Registration link: http://ow.ly/GlWac

 

 

 

For additional information/questions contact Katherine Stagg at kstagg@gslpg.org

Louisiana STEM Girls Collaborative Project
National Wetlands Research Center, Lafayette, LA
Event contact
First Name: 
Katherine
Last Name: 
Stagg