SFCC Hosts Expanding Your Horizons STEM Workshops for Girls

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Santa Community College hosts Fall 2016 Expanding Your Horizons Santa Fe featuring keynote address, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) workshops for girls in fifth through eighth grade led by women professionals, and a STEM and College Fair. About 200 fifth- through eighth-grade girls will attend. The conference will feature hands-on STEM workshops with female role models, who work in STEM professions.           

When: Sat., Oct. 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. in the campus center, followed by keynote address at 9 a.m. in the Jemez Rooms. The first set of hands-on workshops is from 9:45 to 10:55 a.m. and the second is from 11 a.m. until 12:10 p.m. The STEM Fair will be from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. The keynote speaker is Sara Del Valle, a Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist. She studies the use of mathematics to model infectious diseases.

Where: SFCC, 6401 Richards Ave. The workshops will be in classrooms and labs primarily in the West Wing, upper and lower levels. The STEM Fair runs from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. in the Jemez Rooms.

Cost: Registration is now closed. Participants registered with a $10 fee or waiver request.

Note: There will be many photo and video opportunities during the hands-on workshops. Statistics indicate that women hold 57 percent of college degrees, but only 21 percent of those degrees are in STEM subjects.

Contact: Expanding Your Horizons co-chairs: Lina Germann, 505-310-4122, Kate Gomez, 802-578-3191.     

Additional Facts: Expanding Your Horizons Santa Fe is being sponsored by the New Mexico Network for Women in Science and Engineering (NMNWSE), American Association of University Women of Santa Fe Branch, and STEM Santa Fe, and is hosted by Santa Fe Community College. Conference sponsors include: Hestia Fund of Santa Fe, Infinite Possibilities Fund at Santa Fe Community Foundation, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Flow Science, Los Alamos National Bank, Sandia National Laboratories, and National Science Foundation’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research EPSCoR.

Santa Fe Community College celebrates its 40th Anniversary as the pathway to success for individuals and the community. SFCC provides affordable, high-quality programs that serve the academic, cultural, and economic needs of the community. The college welcomes over 10,000 students per year in credit, noncredit, workforce training, personal enrichment, and adult programs.
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