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2018 Kentucky Girls STEM Annual Conference: “Navigating Careers of the Future: Helping Students Explore the Unknown”

June 21 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

2018 Kentucky Girls STEM Annual Conference: “Navigating Careers of the Future: Helping Students Explore the Unknown”

June 21, 2018
9 am – 2pm
Don and Cathy Jacobs Science Building, University of Kentucky

 

 

Overview

The KGSC 11th annual conference for parents/guardians, formal and informal educators, STEM professionals and mentors will focus on navigating alternative fields under the umbrella of STEM.

Conference participants will learn about alternative and nontraditional career pathways within STEM and how these careers are viable. Our keynote speaker and multiple breakout sessions will focus on nontraditional jobs in STEM, how to encourage students to research careers different degrees may pertain to, and opportunities available in a variety of non-traditional STEM fields. Participants can earn Professional Development Hours with their attendance.

 

 

Tentative Agenda

  • 8:30-9:00am – Registration and Breakfast
  • 9:00-9:10am – Welcome and Introduction of the KGSC
  • 9:10-9:40am – Keynote Address: Lori Wilson, PhD
    • Dr. Wilson is the Director of the Forensic Science Program and professor of Chemistry at Eastern Kentucky University.
  • 9:40-10:20am – Session I – Navigating Career Pathways in STEM
    • Speaker Panel of STEM Professionals from Industry around the Bluegrass talk about unique careers in STEM.
  • 10:20-11:20am – Session II – Guided by Mentors
    • Speaker Panel of STEM Professionals from Industry around the Bluegrass talk about how mentoring has impacted their career path.
  • 11:20am-12:05pm – Session III – Educational Activity
    • Newton’s Attic will lead participants through a hands-on activity designed for promoting STEM activities in classes, after school programs, and at home.
  • 12:05am-12:50pm – Lunch/Networking Activity
  • 12:50-1:50pm – Tour of UK campus STEM labs/programs
  • 1:50-2:00pm– Farewell Address and Evaluations

Details

Date:
June 21
Time:
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Venue

Don and Cathy Jacobs Building
680 Rose Street
Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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