Women in Science Conference

K-12 Student & Teacher Outreach

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

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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.

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.

Teachers attending the event receive valuable information about summer research opportunities, classroom resource materials and suggestions for supporting and encouraging students' interest in STEM disciplines.

Women in Science Conferences are sponsored by the Oklahoma Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR), in collaboration with the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, National Science Foundation, Science Museum Oklahoma and other funding agencies.

2021 Virtual Conference: Available Online!
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The 2021 Women in Science Conference was held virtually instead of in-person, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the need for social distancing. All of the hands-on activities and panel sessions that have historically been a part of the conference were successfully translated to the virtual format. More than 3,000 students and teachers from 50 schools across Oklahoma participated in the live event in February 2021. The virtual conference will continue to be accessible to teachers and students via a recorded format at https://www.omnwomeninscience.com/. A conference overview video, which introduces the conference webpage tools, is available at https://youtu.be/v80whfUZd-k

application/pdf iconConference Schedule & Program List.pdf (2021 virtual conference)
application/pdf iconConference Activities Supply List.pdf (2021 virtual conference)

For more information on upcoming Women in Science conferences, contact Gina Miller, OK EPSCoR outreach coordinator, at 405.744.7645 or email gmiller@okepscor.org.