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Young Women's Conference in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

2020 Young Women's Conference in STEM is CANCELLED


At the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, your health and safety are our top priorities. The Lab is taking several proactive steps to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Acting in an abundance of caution, we are suspending the 2020 Young Women's Conference in STEM effective immediately. 

My heart is broken at having to tell you this; I was as excited as you for the wonderful day that was going to be full of surprises. However, I do not want to put you at unnecessary risk and truly believe that this is the right thing to do. Given the severity of the current situation, I do not know if we will be able to reschedule the 2020 event, but if we can, I will let you know ASAP.

Thank you for your understanding and your support of this amazing program!

Sincerely yours,


For more information on the YWC, please visit our YWC Information page.

The Young Women’s Conference in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics introduces middle-school and high-school-aged girls (in 7th through 10th grades) to women scientists and engineers and the wide breadth of careers available to them in these fields. Prominent female scientists and engineers from around the region spend the day with the girls in a variety of formats that includes small-group presentations, hands-on activities, a keynote address, and a chemistry demo.

If your institution/company/university is interested in participating in our hands-on Expo, please visit the Exhibitor Information Page.

The YWC in Photos!

2017 Photo Gallery

2016 Photo Gallery

2015 Photo Gallery

2014 Photo Gallery 

2013 Photo Gallery

For more information, please contact Deedee Ortiz at dortiz@pppl.gov.

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