UA - Pulaski Tech to host Women in STEM conference
The free conference for young women considering careers in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and math includes breakout-sessions, panel discussions and networking opportunities. The conference will take place 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Campus Center Grand Hall, located on the Main Campus at 3000 West Scenic Drive in North Little Rock.
Highlights of the conference include keynote speaker Raye Jean Montague, a retired professional engineer with the U.S. Navy who is credited with the first computer-generated rough draft of a U.S. naval ship.
College students from across the state have been invited to attend, and some of the participating schools include UA Little Rock, UAMS, ASU Midsouth, UA Monticello, UAPB, UCA, ASU, and other Arkansas secondary schools and institutions of higher education.
“Oftentimes the most valuable thing a student can receive is inspiration. When our students are able to meet and learn about the careers of successful women in the STEM disciplines, it inspires them to work harder and aim higher,” said Richard Moss, director of UA - Pulaski Tech’s STEM Success Initiative.
UA - Pulaski Tech’s STEM Success program is funded by a collaborative grant between the U.S. Department of Education and the Predominantly Black Institutions. The program’s long-range goal is to increase successful completion of STEM courses and degrees among African-American male and female students.
For more information about the conference, visit www.uaptc.edu/women_in_stem or call 501-812-2822.
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