2015 Conference
March 21, 2015
College of Mount Saint Vincent
Bronx, New York

Sponsored by the Westchester Branch and
Empire State Virtual Branch of
American Association of University Women
and College of Mount Saint Vincent

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The 12th Annual Explore Your Opportunities Conference was held on March 21, 2015. Detailed conference and registration information is available for your reference. You can check out the links for the workshops, the registration form and the conference brochure.

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There are many ways to help sponsor this conference.

If you are interested in making a cash donation, the donation form is provided. For in-kind donations, please contact us.

You may also contribute by placing an advertisement in our Conference Journal by using the form provided. You are welcome to contact us for more details.


Planning Meeting Schedule:

Conference organizers will meet once a month as shown below. All meetings will be held at the College of Mount Saint Vincent in Founders Hall, Mastronardi B room, unless otherwise noted.

  • Friday, September 5: 1:30 - 3:30 pm
  • Saturday, October 11: 9:30 - 11:30 am
  • Friday, November 7: 1:30 - 3:30 pm
  • Saturday, December 13: 9:30 - 11:30 am
  • Friday, January 9: 1:30 - 3:30 pm
  • Saturday, February 14: 9:30 - 11:30 am
  • Friday, March 6: 1:30 - 3:30 pm in Hudson Heights near the cafeteria
  • Thursday, March 19: Packet Assembly, 1:00 - 6:00 pm in the Hudson Heights Room near the cafeteria
  • Saturday, March 21: Conference, 8:30 am - 2:00 pm, gather in Hudson Heights
  • Friday, April 10: Wrap-up Meeting, 1:30 - 3:30 pm

For more information, contact Lorrin Johnson at eddlorrin@yahoo.com or 718-655-5204.


Science Events and News

STEM-TASTIC Saturday 2015 in Larchmont

STEM-tastic Saturday will be held on May 16, 2015 at the Hommocks Middle School, Larchmont, NY. You can join them for a festival of hands-on workshops, exhibitions and experiences to see the presence of STEM skills in all of our lives. With 2,000 visitors of all ages, their inaugural event in 2014 was an unqualified success, reminding everyone that learning can be creative and fun. (more information)

Introduce Girls to Engineering (AAUW)

AAUW suggests four things that you, as a parent or sister or scout leader or whatever, can do to introduce the girl in your life to engineering: (1)Give her a hero, (2)Invest in her imagination, (3)Watch your language, (4)Get her involved with like minded girls. (full article)

Google Science Fair Winners Take on World Hunger (Mashable)

9/23/2014 - The answer to world hunger could lie in a single naturally-occurring bacteria. That was the finding of this year's winning project at the Google Science Fair. The winning project came from three girls from Ireland who wanted to find out whether a naturally-occurring strain of bacteria could make certain crops more productive and increase food yields. The goal of the annual event is to give students round the world the opportunity to experiment with ambitious scientific ideas. And, of course, potentially change the world. (full article)

13-Year Old Invents Internet Dog Treat Dispenser (Geek Wire)

9/5/2013 - Meet the iCPooch, an Internet-enabled device powered by a Raspberry Pi computer that allows dog owners to video chat with their pups and automatically deliver a dog treat from afar. This amazing contraption was invented by the inspiring Spokane 9th grader, Brooke Martin. Martin actually pitched the concept at a Startup Weekend event in Spokane last year, getting a standing ovation. (full article)

AAUW Research

Why So Few? Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (2010)

Where The Girls Are (2008)

Under the Microscope: A Decade of Gender Equity Projects in the Sciences (2004)

Beyond the "Gender Wars": A Conversation About Girls, Boys, and Education (2001)

Tech-Savvy: Educating Girls in the New Computer Age (2000)

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