Monday, April 24, 2017
STRATHAM — With the theme of “Expanding Your Horizons — Celebrating 12 Years of Empowering Young Women in STEM,” the 2017 STEM conference will be held on May 6 at the Cooperative Middle School in Stratham
Offering 23 hands-on workshops, the conference is free to all participants thanks to volunteers and corporate sponsors who believe in the advancement of women in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Sponsors are ThermoFisher Scientific, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Allegra Marketing Print Mail, Pitsco Education, Cabot Corp., Exeter Hospital, Waldron Engineering, and Lindt Chocolate. Also special thanks to SAU 16, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and UNH STEMbassadors.
This daylong conference for young women in grades 6-8 features small group interactions with female STEM role models. Hands-on workshops led by the role models are designed to get more girls thinking about STEM careers.
Keynote address, “STEM, A Way of Life,” will be delivered by Katie Haslett, a student at the University of New Hampshire.
Haslett is pursuing a degree in civil engineering, while serving as the captain of the UNH women’s ice hockey team. She is an active member of several organizations at UNH including the student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineering, Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honors Society, UNH’s Honors Program, Athletes-Intervarsity Christian Fellowship and the Student-Athlete Advising Committee.
Upon completion of her bachelor’s degree in the spring of 2018, she plans to obtain a Master’s degree from UNH.