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Exploring Your Future! Science, Environment, Technology, and More!

A Girls Go Tech & Green By Nature Career Exploration Event for cadettes, seniors, ambassadors and parents!

Saturday, January 25, 2014
10:00 am to 2:30 pm
San Ramon Valley Conference Center

Just $25! - Includes lunch, workshops led by STEM & Environment professional women, and fun participation patch.

 

Want to learn more about careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) or Environment? Join us at Exploring Your Future! Take part in two hands-on workshops and listen to our incredible key note speaker, Julie Mangada, PhD, Molecular Medicine, K-12 Education Outreach Coordinator - Buck Institute for Research on Aging.

Day of Schedule:

9:15-9:45 Registration
9:45-10:00 Networking & light breakfast
10:00-10:25 Welcome & keynote speaker
10:30-11:30 Workshop 1
11:35-12:05 Group A - Lunch, Group B - Newtworking/Tabling
12:05-12:35 Group B - Lunch, Group A - Networking/Tabling
12:35-12:55 All groups continue Networking/Tabling or girl free time, Workshop
                     Presenters - Lunch
1:00-2:00 Workshop 2
2:10-2:30 Closingls and parents, Group B: 7th -12th girls and parents)

Enjoy a hosted lunch provided by PG&E and engaging with different professionals to find out more about career paths in STEM and Environment.

 

Girl Workshops and Presenters:

 

Once registered, you will receive full course descriptions and a survey to select your preference on workshops (one morning and one afternoon). Girls will be asked to choose first and second choices for workshops and although we will do our best to place girls in their first choice, please note that the workshop spaces are limited and will be closed as they become filled. Some workshops may be opened to accept broader age groups if necessary in order to accomodate all registrants.

 

Middle School Workshops and Presenters:

Morning:
  • *Canceled* "Making Nanocapsules: Weapons to kill cancer and fun foods!"
    Natalie McClure, organic chemist, Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • "May the Forces Be With You"
    Carrie Del Boccio, civil engineer - RMC Water & Environment
  • "Putting Science to Work"
     Katherine Driggs Campbell, Becca Roelofs, Lisa Anne Hendricks, Sandy Huang and Kun ( Linda) Li - UC Berkeley WICSE members (UCB graduate women in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering)
  • "Start Something New: How to Bring Your Idea to Life!"
    Andrea Lo, tech entrepreneur, CEO & Founder - Piggybackr.com

Afternoon:

  • "3-2-1 Blast Off! An overview of Aerospace Engineering, Satellites and Rockets"
    Amy Connors, aerospace engineer - Stellar Solutions
  • "Break It to See How They Make It"
    Megan Davis, Girls Go Techbridge program manager - Techbridge and Lyn Gomes, mechanical engineer - kW Engineering
  • "Operation, Bio-E!"
     Sahithi Rani, UCB bioengineer student and Joanna Ru, UCB mechanical engineer student - UC Berkeley's Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

Middle and/or High School Workshops and Presenters:

Morning:

  • "Probably Probability: A Game Design Workshop"
    Sarah Romoslawski, owner - Coleslaw Design, Robin Yang, independent game designer, and Heather Browning, STEM game designer - Agnitus
  • "Veterinary Medicine: Improving the lives of our four-legged family members"
    Dr. Allison Barnstable, VMD, MS - VCA Lawrence Animal Hospital

Afternoon:

  • "Heating Homes and Powering Communities"
    Alexandra Brindle, associate gas engineer and Renee Lau, associate gas engineer - Pacific Gas and Electric Company
  • "The web deconstructed: A glimpse at what makes the web user interfaces you use everyday (like Linkedin, Facebook or Pinterest) work"
    Lisa Manresa, senior web developer and Ketaki Deo, associate web developer -  Linkedin
  • "The Wonderful World of Waterbears - Our Anti-Aging Cancer Crusaders!"
    Dr. Julie Mangada, PhD, Molecular Medicine, K-12 Education Outreach Coordinator - Buck Institute for Research on Aging
 

 

 

Parent Workshops Too!

Join us to help further your daughter's interest in STEM and Environment. All parents registered can participate in the following workshops:

Morning: 

"Families Matter" - Looking to spark your child's interest in science and engineering? Techbridge will showcase exciting hands-on activities that can be done at home while sharing strategies on how to support and encourage a child to develop a growth mindset. Techbridge, an organization that focuses on science and engineering programs for girls, has been working with elementary to high school students in the Bay Area for 13 years.

Afternoon:

"Supporting the next STEM Leaders" - A special think tank panel discussion with STEM professionals and academic women designed to help parents learn how to support their daughters on the road to success. Panelists include various STEM professionals and academic role models.

 

Register Now!

 

Questions? Contact Jennifer Clark at JClark@girlscoutsnorcal.org