Advocates for Women in Science, Engineering & Mathematics (AWSEM) Symposium for Middle School Girls
Saturday, April 15, 2017
2017 Theme: #changetheratio
- Hands on workshops
- Learn about a career in the sciences
- Meet other girls interested in science, engineering and math
The AWSEM Symposium will take place at the Stevenson Union and other buildings located on the campus of Southern Oregon University. SOU map [PDF].
Schedule of Events
8:30 - 8:45am Check-in, Welcome
8:50 - 9:10am ScienceWorks
9:10 - 9:20am Introduction SOU
9:30 - 12:30am Career Workshops
9:30 - 10:20am Workshop 1
10:30 - 11:20am Workshop 2
11:30 - 12:20am Workshop 3
12:30 - 1:30pm Lunch & Keynote Address
Girls are nominated by their school's science, math, and technology teachers.
FOR STUDENTS WHO ARE ATTENDING 2017
Grade level: 7-8
Letter, Map and Directions [pdf] TBA
The Advocates for Woman in Science, Engineering, and Math (AWSEM) Symposium is a one-day symposium intended to motivate middle school girls to pursue higher education and careers in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math. The AWSEM program introduces middle school girls to professional women role models providing an opportunity for girls to participate in a variety of experiences related to these fields.
The day will begin with a variety of discovery activities. Participants then select and attend hands-on workshops covering topics such as forensic science, veterinary medicine, chemistry, and more. A drama group will perform during the luncheon. The day will wrap up with recognition of the attendees.
Throughout the day, female college students will be available to discuss their achievements and enrichment opportunities with the girls. Each participant, who is nominated by their school, will attend three of the ten hands-on workshops of their choice. The workshops are specialized so girls can experience elements of a career in the sciences and discuss this career with the professional women conducting the workshops. Presenters are women from the local community who are chosen not only for their professional backgrounds and careers, but also for their ability to enthusiastically share their interest in these fields. The number of participants for each workshop is limited so the presenters will be able to provide individual attention to each participant. To offer even more time for informal discussion, participants may sit with the presenters and enjoy lunch together.
A special thanks to our AWSEM 2016 Donors!
AAUW Medford in collaboration with Medford University Women Charitable Fund
Amer. Assoc. of University Women (AAUW) Ashland Branch
Dr. Ruth Rabinovitch
Neilson Research Corporation
Up to $99
Mike & Beth Gibson