YWC West

Young Women's Conference in STEM
May 17, 2024, 9:00 am2:00 pm
San Diego State University, San Diego CA
Private, Invite-Only


Sandra Daise Adams
Keynote Speaker
Montclair State


Event Description

PPPL's Young Women’s Conference in STEM, The DIII-D National Fusion Facility is an Office of Science scientific user facility, operated by General Atomics, for the U.S. Department of Energy, taking place on Friday, May 17, 2024,

The event aims to introduce  young women, in seventh 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 various formats, including small-group presentations, hands-on activities, a keynote address and a chemistry demo.

  • All attendees must be registered by an adult over the age of 18.
  • All attendees must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 18 on the day of the event. Unaccompanied minors are not permitted at the YWC.

About YWC  Become an Exhibitor/Sponsor

  • Deedee Ortiz, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
  • Julie Harris, General Atomics
  • Kathreen Thome, DIII-D, National Fusion Facility, at General Atomics
DeeDee Ortiz