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The Sixth Annual 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. Proceeds benefit the Emerald Coast Science Center's Girls Empowered with Math and Science (GEMS) program.

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. Learn more about our event in our blog.


Thursday, September 29, 2022 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The conference will be held in the Student Services Center (Building 400) in the Raider Cafe and Lobby at Northwest Florida State College. We look forward to seeing you all there!


Student Services Center (Building 400), Raider Cafe and Lobby

Northwest Florida State University

100 E College Blvd​

Niceville, FL 32578

For those wanting to attend virtually, select the virtual event option at check out. Once your payment has been received, we will send you our conference link.


In person attendee tickets

Virtual attendee tickets
Students free, $10 Adults

Students will still need to "purchase" their free 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

Curious about becoming one of our Women in Science sponsors? Download  our sponsorship packet here  for more information regarding sponsorship benefits and ways your business can help impact young women interested in STEM in our region. As a small independent nonprofit, sponsoring organizations help make events like this possible for our museum and community.

Thank you to our sponsors

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