From our Blog: Young Women’s Conference
Over 360 young women from across New Jersey and Pennsylvania joined us today for the 12th annual Young Women’s Conference in Science, Mathematics, Technology, and Engineering.
Held on the main campus of Princeton University, the conference exposed students to topics ranging from pharmaceutical science and forensic anthropology to climate change and plasma-physics through the activities of the day. At our largest-ever Young Women’s Conference, participants cycled through speaker sessions, laboratory tours, and a hands-on exhibit hall before closing the day with a keynote address from NASA spacesuit design engineer, Heather Paul. In all, over 50 successful women in STEM spoke to the 415 students and chaperones about their careers and experiences.
As the Young Women’s Conference continues to expand, we strive to inspire young women to pursue their interests in the STEM fields. We hope to remind these students that while the feat may seem daunting, they arecapable of changing the statistics of women in science!