PALMDALE –The third annual STEM Conference for Girls is scheduled for Saturday, March 14, the annual date commemorating the mathematical constant π (pi).
The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Union High School District Palmdale Conference Center, located at 1156 East Avenue S in Palmdale.
In addition to celebrating an irrational number (π), girls in grades 6 through 12 will have the opportunity to take part in hands-on workshops covering various topics, including solar energy, catapults, 3D printing and the body’s use of calories.
Attendees will also hear from a panel that includes engineers from Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Rio Tinto Mining, NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center and student leaders of the AVC STEM Club.
The day will conclude with a videoconference featuring JJ DiGeronimo, renowned STEM speaker and president of TechSavvy Women.
Speakers and workshops are also scheduled for parents on supporting STEM goals, college readiness and career planning.
How to register
The free program is open to girls in grades 6 through 12, and registration is limited to 100 students. As of March 5, approximately 50 students were already registered, according to organizers.
For more information and online registration, parents can visit the AVC Palmdale STEM Events page at http://www.avc.edu/palmdale/stem/events.html.
This event is sponsored by Antelope Valley College and the Antelope Valley Union High School District.
For additional questions, contact Sharon Dalmage, Director of the AVC Palmdale Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.