Thu, Sep 29|
Northwest Florida State College
Women in Science Conference
Interested in STEM? Join us for an evening of inspiring presentations from local female STEM professionals followed by a panel Q&A. This is an excellent evening for all ages and genders looking to explore STEM opportunities right here in Okaloosa! Light refreshments provided.
Time & Location
Sep 29, 2022, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Northwest Florida State College, Niceville, FL 32578, USA
About The Event
We are monitoring Hurricane Ian and will follow guidelines given by Okaloosa County and Northwest Florida State College. At this time, the college plans to remain open on Thursday, so our event will continue as scheduled. Please see our event page for further updates.
The Women in Science Conference is a celebration of women in all STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) professions. Hosted by the Emerald Coast Science Center and BAE Systems, the evening will consist of inspirational presentations from professional women in STEM careers followed by a panel discussion where the audience can engage with speakers and ask questions. Proceeds benefit the Girls Empowered with Math and Science (GEMS) program held by the Emerald Coast Science Center.
All ages are welcome, especially middle school and high school students looking to discover careers in STEM. Guests will have a chance to mingle with the speakers and other guest professionals. This is an excellent event for all those looking to explore STEM opportunities right here in Okaloosa! Light refreshments provided.
This year, our speakers will discuss groundbreaking, memorable moments from their careers, how they have overcome challenges as women in STEM, and offer advice to young women interested in STEM careers and educations. All speakers will be a part of a panel discussion toward the end of the event to take questions from the audience. This is an excellent event for students of all ages and genders to receive firsthand advice and information from local STEM professionals.
Thursday, September 29, 2022
Northwest Florida State College Student Services Center Raider Cafe & Lobby
Students: free, Adults: $10
Students will still need to register for tickets in order for us to ensure we do not exceed the number of attendees our space can host.
- Kate Tobin, Journalist and Video Producer specializing in science and technology at Kate Tobin Productions LLC
- Sarah Cottrell, Manufacturing Manager at BAE Systems
- Karen Reid, Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and Owner/CEO of Beyond Expectations and Lotus Arts & Learning Center
- Caroline Stewart, Chief Nursing Officer at HCA Florida Fort Walton-Destin Hospital
- Elaine Williams, Retired Engineer for the Department of Defense
Adults age 18 and over not enrolled in school are required to pay admission to the event. Thank you!
Elementary, middle school, high school, and college students are eligible for free tickets. Students will still need to register for tickets in order for us to ensure we do not exceed the number of attendees our space can host.