Women in Science Conference

The goal of the conference is to expose 150 Worcester middle school young women to careers in science and to begin conversations with local women who use science in their professions.

The day begins at the Ecotarium with twelve 35-minute concurrent interactive workshops led by the following women professionals: engineer, marine biologist, physician, criminologist, chemist, healthcare professional, science teacher, and environmentalist, among others. Through demonstrations and group activities, the interactive workshops showed the students how science is used in the workplace. The presenters explain different entry levels to their careers, provide tips on courses of study and ways to prepare and train for their professions. The students rotate to different workshops so that each student will be able to attend 3 of 12 possible workshops.

At the conclusion of the workshop session, the students go to the Medical School for a luncheon. The luncheon provides an opportunity for students and presenters to continue discussions in a more informal setting. Following lunch, there is a motivational address. An interactive group activity concludes the day's events at 2:30 PM.

Program Contact Info
First Name: 
Sandra
Last Name: 
Mayrand
Title: 
Director, Regional Science Resource Center
Location: 
University of Masssachusetts Medical School
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
United States
Fax: 508-856-5360
Program Details
Year Established: 
1996
Affiliation: 
None
Program Focus: 
General Science
Program Focus: 
Technology
Program Focus: 
Engineering
Program Focus: 
Math
Girls served annually: 
150
Boys served annually: 
0
Does your program focus on serving youth with disabilities?: 
No
Organization Info
Organization Contact Info
Title: 
Director
Location: 
University of Masssachusetts Medical School
United States
Fax: 5122321885
Slug: 
women-in-science-conference-2
Available Resources/Activities
workshops/classes/training
conferences
Collaboration Interests
working with similar organizations
sharing resources
Needed Resources/Activities
volunteers
funding/sponsorship
Populations Served
urban
middle/junior
low income
diversity focus