AAUW STEAM Conference at Saint Mary's College

AAUW STEAM Conference at Saint Mary's College

March 23, 2019

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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

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About the conference

Would you like to participate in hands-on, interactive science, technology, engineering, art and math workshops? Meet career professionals who share your passion, and other girls who think like you?

You can explore the microscopic world, design affordable housing for gummy bears, experiment in space, build computers or learn how green plants turn into rubber tires. Whatever you choose, your day will be filled with exciting speakers and activities.

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Our workshop presenters are experts in all areas of STEAM, please take a look:

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PARENTS, you can register online for the morning workshop from 9:00–11:30 am featuring a keynote speaker and panel of experts. The theme is “Negotiating the Maze: How to guide and support your daughter as she negotiates the social and academic challenges facing our young women, encouraging her to make good choices when choosing her electives during high school and college to ensure academic and professional success in pursuit of her dreams”. Speakers and Panelists will share their stories followed by a 30-minute Q&A. Keynote Speaker: Khameeka Kitt-Hopper PhD Cell and Microbiology, Saint Mary’s College, Focus Panel Participants: Cara Wolfe, UC Berkeley Computer Science and Engineering Sophomore, Denise Sallee, Vista Volunteer Saint Mary’s College, and AAUW-OML Ambassadors from our local High Schools.

Refreshments and a campus tour will also be included.

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

Time Title Leader
9:30 am A - Affordable Housing for Gummy Bears Adrienne Johnson
9:30 am B - The Buzz About Bees Carla Fillippone
9:30 am C - Alloys Never Forget: An Introduction to Aerospace Engineering Julia Ling
9:30 am D - Experiments in Space - Where No One Can Hear You Scream! Kathy Arnold
9:30 am E - Exploring the Microscopic World Vidya Chandrasekaran
9:30 am F - Join an FBI Team for a CSI Adventure Gail Paresa, FBI Evidence Response Team (ERT)
9:30 am G - Get Creative With Coding - Coding from Scratch Faye Cheng

Keynote speaker

To kickoff the conference, the keynote presentation will be given by Danielle Feinberg who began her career at Pixar Animation Studios in February 1997. As she worked her way from an entry level, technical job to one of the top creative positions, she crewed many of Pixar’s feature films including Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo and The Incredibles. Feinberg rose to be the Director of Photography for Lighting on Disney•Pixar’s Academy Award®-winning films WALL•E, Brave and Coco.

Feinberg’s love of combining computers and art began when she was eight years old, and first programmed a Logo turtle to create images. This eventually led her to a degree in Computer Science from Harvard University. In addition to her Pixar work, she works with teenage girls, encouraging them to pursue code, math and science by demonstrating to them this same magic found by combining art and technology. In 2016, she was able to bring that message to a broader audience with her TED talk that was part of the PBS "Science and Wonder" presentation for TED Talks Live. It was named one of the top TED talks of 2016.