2014 Women in Science Conference: Student & Teacher Registration is Now Closed

Conference Date:  Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Event Location:  Spirit Bank Event Center, Tulsa, OK

Teacher/Student registration for this event is closed. 

The 2014 Women in Science Conference will be held Tuesday, March 4, at the Spirit Bank Event Center, which is located at 10441 S. Regal Blvd., in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Check-in the day of the event will begin at 8:30 a.m.  Conference sessions will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. 

The Women in Science Conference encourages young people to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. 

The free, one-day conference is designed to allow students in grades six through 12 to engage in hands-on science activities; learn first-hand about science and technology career opportunities from Oklahoma’s top female scientists and engineers; and receive college preparation information from Oklahoma college, university and outreach representatives.

"We're very excited to be able to bring the Women in Science Conference to the Tulsa area for the first time," said Gina Miller, EPSCoR outreach coordinator.  "The new venue gives us massive amounts of space to host more hands-on science and recruitment fair booths than we ever have before!"

An new bonus session will offer Oklahoma teachers an invaluable opportunity to learn about the new State Science Standards that are expected to be enacted next year, while a teachers' lounge will provide resource materials, grant information and more for Oklahoma educators.

The goal of the Women in Science conference is to show students that STEM careers are exciting, attainable and rewarding.  The conference provides young people with real-world examples of science and engineering career opportunities and allows them to meet successful women scientists, doctors and engineers from our state.

The 2014 Women in Science Conference is hosted and presented by the National Science Foundation's Oklahoma Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (NSF OK EPSCoR).  We are pleased to recognize the Tulsa-based Williams Foundation as the lead sponsor for the 2014 conference.  Other funding sponsors include Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and Oklahoma INBRE.

Teachers!  The U.S. CDC has put together a great video series for students that highlights talented female scientists.  This and other great STEM materials aimed at engaging girls in science, technology, engineering and math careers will be provided to you as a Women in Science Conference participant.  We look forward to seeing you there!

For more information, or to host a recruitment or hands-on science booth at the event, contact Gina Miller, outreach coordinator, at gmiller@okepscor.org or 405.744.7645.

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