Kentucky Girls STEM Collaborative

Advancing the Agenda for Gender Equality

2013 Annual Conference was a HUGE Success

Nearly 150 people attended our Fifth Annual Conference held at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, KY on Friday, June 7, 2013.  The theme for this year’s conference, “Reaching for the Stars!” was most fitting as we welcomed both Dr. Suzanne Smith, director of NASA Kentucky Space Grant and EPSCoR Programs, and Dr. Tracie Prater, Materials Engineer at United Launch Alliance as our keynote speakers. Dr. Tanea Reed, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Chemistry at EKU enlightened us with her entertaining and inspiring stories of her career path.  Two panels, “What Works in Kentucky” and “Successful Females in STEM Fields” provided us with concrete examples and anecdotes on finding success in a STEM field. In the afternoon, the girls attended hands-on science sessions at the New Science Building, exploring physics, forensic science, and chemistry to name just a few.  We are now looking forward to our sixth annual conference to be held next year in Paducah, KY.   

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Welcome to the Kentucky Girls STEM Website! We hope this site helps you learn how to help Kentucky girls reach their potential in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Although we have made strides in some areas, girls are not succeeding at high enough numbers in careers such as computer science, engineering and physics. Kentucky and the United States will not have enough workers to fill science and engineering jobs if girls are not prepared to succeed in STEM careers.

Feel free to browse through the site, learn more about us and how you can become more involved in helping girls achieve their goals in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Thanks for visiting!

Czarena Crofcheck & Sue Scheff, Co-Chairs

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