STEM: Think Tank & Conference
The Think Tank and Conference will bring together national leaders in K-12 education for girls and young women (independent, public, charter, and parochial), university K-12 outreach coordinators and researchers, STEM university faculty, girls' informal educators, and members of industry. Please plan to attend if you teach or work with girls and young women in a STEM field. Our conference theme will allow us to discuss and learn more from each of these groups, translating lessons learned across the lives of females.
The Think Tank & Conference is funded in part by the E.E. Ford Foundation, through the Center for STEM Education for Girls.
The Think Tank & Conference will be hosted on the campus of the Harpeth Hall School in Nashville, TN, July 12-14, 2017. The program is being built by the members of our leadership group, the STEM Consortium, which is comprised of leading K-12 schools, university researchers and STEM program leaders, corporate members, and informal educators. Because much of the program is devoted to concurrent sessions, the program will draw on the best ideas in girls' education around the country.
The Think Tank & Conference will produce new connections and conversations among K-12 teachers, university faculty and administration, informal education, and members of industry. Each group has lessons learned about creating successful programs for females. It's time that we communicate across these groups effectively – both to teach and to learn.