Science Symposium 2018 Facts

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Q: What is the Science Symposium, or ss5.8?

Sponsored by Sacred Hearts Academy, the Science Symposium for Girls is a free program which focuses on the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Students attend an opening keynote session by Dr. Kim Binsted with their parents followed by two workshops of their choosing.

After the keynote address, students will attend two 50-minute workshops of their choice. These sessions, taught by experts in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), will include a variety of fun and engaging hands-on activities.

When students are in their workshops, parents will participant in a sessions with STEM education specialists and a guidance counselor.

 

Q: Why is it important that girls focus their studies on the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)?

Expertise in STEM fields promotes careers inventiveness, scientific discovery and efficiency in the ways things are done, while also opening up new job and economic opportunities.

Current research shows that STEM careers in the United States in the past 10 years have grown at three times the pace of non-STEM professions. Through the next decade, these are projected to continue growing at this pace.

It is imperative that girls develop an interest in these fields from an early age in order to take advantage of the higher education and career opportunities available to them.

 

Q: How do students and parents register?

Girls currently in grades five to eight and their parents can register by downloading and returning the program pdf or online.

 

SS5.8 SCHEDULE

STUDENTS AND PARENTS (Both):
7:45 to 8:30 a.m. -  REGISTRATION
8:30 to 9:00 a.m. -  KEYNOTE SESSION WITH DR. KIM BINSTED

STUDENTS:
9 to 9:20 a.m. - BREAK
9:30- to 10:20 a.m. - STUDENT WORKSHOP SESSION I
10:30 to 11:20 a.m. - STUDENT WORKSHOP SESSION II

PARENTS:
9 to 9:40 a.m. - PARENTS ONLY SESSION
9:40 to 10 a.m. - BREAK
10 to 10:40 a.m. – STEM PANEL SESSION
10:40 to 11:20 a.m. – COUNSELING GUIDANCE SESSION

 

2018 SCIENCE SYMPOSIUM SPONSORS

PRESENTED BY SACRED HEARTS ACADEMY IN PARTNERSHIP WITH:
BANK OF HAWAI’I FOUNDATION (TITLE SPONSOR)
ACADEMY PARENT ORGANIZATION
AECOM TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
COOKIE CORNER HAWAI’I
ENGINEERING DESIGN GROUP, INC.
HAWAI’I GAS
HAWAIIAN ELECTRIC COMPANIES, INC.
HAWAIIAN ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, INC.
DIANNE JORDAN-RESURGO
MEADOW GOLD DAIRIES
MONSANTO HAWAI’I
R.M. TOWILL FOUNDATION
SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL OF WAIKIKI FOUNDATION, INC.
DR. AND MRS. LAWRENCE-BOHING CHAN TSEU, DDS/FAGD