Tue, Sep 19|
The Place on Beal
Women in Science Conference *SOLD OUT*
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 19, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
The Place on Beal, 100 Beal Pkwy NW, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548, USA
About The Event
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT; HOWEVER, VIRTUAL CONFERENCE TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE HERE.
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 what inspired them to pursue their careers and what makes them so rewarding, 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.
Tuesday, September 19, 2023
The Place on Beal
100 Beal Pkwy NW
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
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.
-Sabina Pennington, Environmental Public Outreach Specialist, Choctawhatchee Bay Estuary Program
-Dr. Francia Squatrito, surgeon, Bay Foot & Ankle Center
-Kristen Picard, software engineer, Beast Code
-Darlene Merchant, program manager, BAE Systems
-Meya Martin, Senior, Niceville High School
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
-BAE Systems, title sponsor
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.