WiMSE Conference for Junior High and High School Students
May 17, 2016
University of Wyoming
MAXIMUM: 50 students/school
About the Events:
Women in Math, Science, and Engineering Conferences are designed to allow young women in grades 7 through 12 to learn first-hand about careers in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology from accomplished professional women. Results of an international science and mathematics study conducted in 2000 indicated that "children in the United States were among the leaders in the 4th grade assessment, but by high school graduation, they were almost last." Part of the problem is that many girls and young women in junior and senior high school lose interest in science and engineering careers. The goal of the WiMSE Conferences held at the University of Wyoming in Laramie, and at Central Wyoming College in Riverton, are to directly address this problem. The conferences will be a cooperative effort supported by local agencies, schools, and businesses, in addition to several state agencies. By presenting positive role models in the science, mathematics, and engineering fields, we hope to encourage all students (especially young women and minorities) to pursue higher education and careers in math, science, and engineering.
Making connections with people who are accomplished in mathematics, science, engineering, or related occupations is one of the best ways to promote student aspirations and achievements. We believe our conferences will provide a forum for young women and girls to learn about the endless opportunities available in math, science, and engineering related career fields and to create personal connections with professional women.
The National Weather Service Office in Cheyenne and Wyoming NASA Space Grant have had many successful WiMSE Conferences (formerly Women in Science) beginning in 1998. Each year we seek support from businesses, agencies, and civic organizations to help with the WiMSE conference. Support can be provided in a variety of forms: funding, volunteering, presenting workshops, donation of door prizes, and more.
If you would like to
support the Women in Math, Science, and
at the University of Wyoming or get involved, please contact the
Wyoming NASA Space Grant Office.
WiMSE is held annually in mid-May.
For more information about the Women in Science - Men in Science Conference at Central Wyoming College in Riverton, contact Peggy Peterson at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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