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The Fifth 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, Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, and Twin Cities Hospital, 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 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. Light refreshments are provided.


This year, our four professional speakers and one student speaker will discuss why they decided to join the STEM field, discuss some of the highlights that make their careers rewarding, and even how they have overcome challenges as women in STEM. All speakers will be a part of a panel discussion after intermission 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 9, 2021 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

COVID-19 guidelines for Northwest Florida State College encourage guests to wear masks at this event. We will have masks available at check in. We are limiting the number of in-person attendees in order to provide distance between tables in the conference space. For those wanting to attend virtually, select the virtual option at check out. Once your payment has been received, we will send you our conference link.


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.


Caroline Stewart, Chief Nursing Officer, Fort Walton Beach Medical Center

Katrina Benzrihem, R&D Chemist, Plasmine Technology

Jerri Coomes, Service Advisor, Emerald Coast Harley Davidson

Jennifer Galloway, Director of Sensor and Electronic Solutions, BAE Systems

​Camryn Kruger, Atmospheric Sciences Student, University of Vermont

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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