Saturday, November 14, 2020

Registration for our November 2020 event will start in fall 2020. 

The Advocates for Women in Science, Engineering, and Math (AWSEM) Symposium is a one-day symposium in now scheduled for November (previously April) intended to motivate middle school girls to pursue higher education and careers in the areas of technology, engineering, math and the sciences. 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.2018 AWSEM between workshops
Girls are nominated by their science, technology or math teachers, but may also self-nominate in our open registration in March. Participants will pre-register and rank workshops they are most interested in attending for the day through an online process in conjunction with SOU Pre-College Youth Programs. They will be assigned a group and a SOU science student chaperone, who will rotate throughout the day together.The day includes a SOU campus tour, workshops, lunch and additional science related activities. Workshops vary and may include such topics as forensic science, veterinary medicine, chemistry, nursing, biology and more.
Throughout the day, female college students will act as your mentor and guided you from workshop to workshop. 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. 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.

Space fills quickly, so please register early.


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A special thanks to our AWSEM 2019 Donors!  

American Association of University Women, Ashland and Medford Branch
Branson's Chocolate of Ashland

Lyn Hennion

And supported by, 

Bee City USA
Carryl Breon, Retired Teacher, AAUW -Ashland
College Dreams
Karma Mills-Morrow, Student Worker, SOU Youth Programs
Oregon Health Science University (OHSU) -Ashland Campus
Plant Project
Rogue Valley Transportation District (RVTD)
SOU Admissions
SOU Chemistry Club
SOU ECOS and Sustainability
SOU Environmental Education Graduate Program
STEM Teachers/Administration at Participating Schools
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service -Central Point

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