WHY IT MATTERS
Female presentation in STEM fields is still unusually low, especially when considering the progress that has been made through the decades in terms of the female population in the workforce. A study by the Huffington Post states that women make up only 10% of the STEM workforce. We wonder how much of this underrepresentation could be avoided by encouraging STEM studies at a younger age. Studies have shown that it is around the middle school years that girls, in general, start to feel the stereotype that “girls can’t do math”. This way of thinking does not create an environment of encouragement for girls. Our goal? To expose girls in the Manchester, New Hampshire region to women who have overcome that stereotype, young women involved in STEM studies at the university level, and even other girls their age from different school districts who might have similar thoughts and ideas to them.
1. How much does it cost to attend the I Hate Math: Women in STEM Conference? It is 100% FREE to all.
2. When is the I Hate Math: Women in STEM Conference? April 15, 2017 from 9:00am-4:00pm.
3. Where is the conference? Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU); 2500 N. River Rd., Manchester NH, 03106.
4. Is pre-registration required? Yes. Participants MUST go through the application process in advance to ensure quantities of conference materials as well as provide the strongest security for your daughter while on the SNHU campus. To apply, please visit the “Attend” tab at the top of the page
5. Is transportation provided? Yes. Bussing from central locations in the general areas where participants are coming from, however transportation to these bus pick-ups is at he discretion of the participants/ guardians. While bussing is provided, parents/ guardians are more than welcome to drop off participants as well.
6. Are parent/guardians permitted to stay on campus for the duration of the conference? Yes. Parents/ guardians are welcome to stay on campus during the conference and may attend the keynote speech at the start of the day. HOWEVER, parents/guardians are not allowed in the workshop rooms unless the participant requires medical/ functional assistance. For parents planning to stay on campus during the duration of the conference, there will snacks and coffee provided. The participant “acceptance package” also includes suggested on-campus and local-off campus attractions.
7. How will conference staff make sure that participants are accounted for throughout the day? Every participant will receive a badge once she checks in at the start of the day that she MUST wear for the entire day, each with a unique scan code. Badges will be scanned at the start of each activity/ workshop throughout the day to track where each participant is at all times.
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Elle Tibbitts; Conference Director: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Tori Berube; Director of Workshops & Curriculum: email@example.com