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Young Women's Conference Information

Registrations for the 2019 Young Women's Conference in STEM placed after November 13, 2018 will now be placed on a wait-list until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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The 18th Annual Young Women's Conference in STEM will be held on MARCH 22, 2019. Group check-in begins at 8:00 AM inside Princeton University's Frick Chemistry Building. Young women attending the conference must be in grades 7–10. 

Attendance for the Young Women’s Conference is limited to groups of at least 3 and at most 10 young women. Typically, schools select students to attend based on interest and performance in science classes.  If you are a parent or guardian thinking of bringing your daughter to the event, it is required that you bring at least 3 young women in addition to an adult chaperone to maximize attendance. Registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited, so we encourage you to complete the registration process as early as possible. Registration is free, but must be completed and SUBMITTED by March 1, 2019. **THE EVENT IS USUALLY FULL BEFORE CHRISTMAS BREAK, PLEASE REGISTER EARLY!**

In order to register, schools must provide the total number of students attending (limit of 10 students and 1 chaperone), any dietary restrictions, and a media release form signed by the student's parent/guardian. Requests to bring more than 10 students should be noted in the "Comments" section of the registration form and you will be notified after the registration deadline if we can accommodate your group. Please do not attempt to register more than 10 students for one school under different accounts. The registration will not be considered or accepted until after the registration deadline, space permitting.

UNDER-SERVED SCHOOLS WILL BE PERMITTED TO REGISTER UP TO 20 YOUNG WOMEN, ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS, SPACE PERMITTING.

Download a copy of our media release form. Please have a parent or guardian for each student print, complete/sign and return to you. You must then login to your YWC registration account and upload each signed form. The registration system can only accept one document to upload; multiple media release forms should be scanned as one document then uploaded.

Please make sure to pack a lunch for the day as lunch is no longer provided. You will need to carry it with you until lunch time, so please pack accordingly. There is no place to purchase lunch on the day of the event and, since we will be on a tight schedule, there will not be enough time to order anything to be delivered to you on  campus (pizza, etc.).

**Please note that you must "Final Submit" your registration to be considered. ALSO NOTE: Hitting "FINAL SUBMIT" does NOT mean that your registration has been accepted. Your registration is approved ONLY when you receive an acceptance email. At that point, you are confirmed to attend the YWC** 

WHEN YOUR REGISTRATION IS APPROVED, A LINK FOR UPLOADING YOUR MEDIA RELEASE FORMS WILL BECOME ACTIVE.

We have a very limited amount of support for buses available for schools that demonstrate need. Please email Deedee Ortiz with any inquiries on transportation requests to YWC.

Important Dates

Registration Opens: October 19, 2018 @12:00PM ET
Registration Closes: March 1, 2019 @5:00PM ET (space permitting)
Registration confirmations sent: week of November 11, 2018
Event date: MARCH 22, 2019

AGENDA

Meet our 2019 YWC keynote speaker, Dr. Tammy Ma, Plasma Physicist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory!

Dr. Tammy Ma is a plasma physicist at NIF. She leads experiments aimed at achieving fusion ignition by using NIF’s 192 laser beams to compress fuel capsules containing deuterium and tritium (isotopes of hydrogen) in a process called inertial confinement fusion (ICF). The goal is to achieve sustained thermonuclear fusion, where the fuel fuses into heavier elements, and many times more energy is released than it took to initiate the reaction. The scientific and engineering challenges are vast, but the potential to produce abundant clean energy, as well as to better understand the physics of a process that powers all the stars in the universe is irresistible.

Our exhibitors and speakers have been:

  • Princeton University
  • National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/GFDL
    • NJ Medical Examiner's Office
    • Liberty Science Center
    • The Franklin Institute
    • Princeton Power Systems
    • Bristol-Myers Squibb
    • PSE&G
    • Federal Bureau of Investigation, Evidence Response Team
    • and many more!!

    If you have any questions, please contact Deedee Ortiz at: dortiz@pppl.gov

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    U.S. Department of Energy
    Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory is a U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory managed by Princeton University.

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