2017 Science Symposium Information and Registration
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Q: What is the Science Symposium?
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). The Symposium will begin with a keynote presentation for students and parents by Dr. Holly Olson of the University of Hawai'i John A. Burns School of Medicine.
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.
While students are in their workshops, Dr. Olson will conduct an informative session for parents in attendance. Following that session is a session with a panel of STEM experts.
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 opportunites 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. Deadline to register is February 13.