AAUW STEM Conference at Saint Mary's College

AAUW STEM Conference at Saint Mary's College

March 18, 2017

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Saint Mary's College 1928 St. Marys Road Moraga, CA 94575

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About the conference

Make Science, Mathematics and Technology come alive!

Would you like to participate in a day of hands-on, interactive science, math and engineering workshops? Meet career professionals who share your passion, and other techie girls who--like you--enjoy thinking “outside the box”.

From DNA and biotechnology to the sun and the planets in the universe, your day will be filled with exciting speakers and activities.

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Parents, please join us for the Professional Women's Panel: "Touchpoints: Achieving Wellness and Academic Success", followed by a short presentation and campus tour by Saint Mary's College of Science.

Find out more about the National Expanding Your Horizons Organization by going to the National EYH Website and watch a video of girls enjoying an EYH event.

Conference location

Saint Mary's College 1928 St. Marys Road Moraga, CA 94575

Sample student workshops

Amgen Biotech Experience - Come learn about biotechnology and DNA!

Propeller Powered Vehicles - Design and build a car powered only by the energy stored in the tension of a rubber band connected to a propeller.

Optical Art - Design optical illusions using the mathematics inside them, and pose mathematical questions to friends.

Motors and Electricity - Learn about electricity and build a simple motor.

Inside Computers - Explore all the parts inside a computer, remove some and put them back; copy files to a USB thumb drive.

Understand Developing Embryos - Learn how life begins and work wit frog embryos to understand their life cycles.

Get Creative with Coding: Coding from "scratch" - Animate your name or music with code! Explore the many projects Scratch has to offer; from beginner to advanced.

Time Title Leader
9:30 am A - Amgen Biotech Experience Dr. Tiffani Quan
9:30 am O - Propeller Powered Vehicles Michael Meneghetti
9:30 am N - Optical Art Christy Tyler
9:30 am L - Motors and Electricity Dr. Alexandra LaGatta
9:30 am K - Inside Computers William (Bill) Taylor
9:30 am G - Get Creative with Coding Andrea Delgado-Olson
9:30 am M - Moving Girls to the Story Center Esther Pearl

Keynote speaker

To kickoff the conference, the keynote presentation will be given by Jessica Mah. At 26, inDinero CEO and Product Architect Jessica Mah has the scars and successes to candidly help any entrepreneur. She has been coding since she was 8 years old and started a web hosting platform when she was in middle school. She studied computer science at U.C. Berkeley, went through Y Combinator, and is a member of the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO). Ms. Mah made the cover of Inc Magazine last year for skillfully rebuilding inDinero to 200+ employees, all focused on eliminating the pains of small business accounting and taxes.

The closing presentation will be given by Christina Cragholm, Business Development Leader in Mobile and Internet of Things (IoT). Ms. Cragholm leads insurance partnership programs for Nest Labs, Inc. She is a strategist and practitioner of the Internet of Things (IoT) with expertise in building software ecosystems. She has been involved in hardware strategy at Samsung, sales at iSkoot, and software partnerships at Kodiak Networks. She is an active advocate for increased STEM-focused curricula and the next generation of female business leaders.