Stones River Hospital is offering a free registration scholarship to ten Cannon County female students grades 5-12 who would like to tour the MTSU Campus and attend Middle Tennessee State University’s “Young Women in Science and Math” Conference on September 21, 2013.
The exciting hands-on convention is held on campus and includes an exciting day of meeting successful women in science and math careers, getting to know other students across the state, a girls only pizza party and an official tour of the college campus.
Professor of Chemistry – Judith Iriarte-Gross has participated in every convention since the beginning, “Last year’s conference had over 350 girls from across the state with fun workshops that the girls can attend…with titles like, ‘The Math of Project Runway’ and ‘Open Up and Say Woof’. Our goal of WISTEM (Women In Science Technology Engineering and Math) is to help girls see their career choices at an early age with a hands-on approach to learning. The STEM Solution - Getting women on track to be high-tech leaders has to start well before they land their first jobs. It starts now, while they are young and still making up their minds on what they want to do with their lives. The girls love this event because it gives them a sneak peek into what it is like to be on a real college campus hanging out with girls their own age. All of our volunteers go through rigorous background checks and are trained to work with teens. Parents are always grateful for the extra precautions we take when we bring these middle school and high school girls on campus as a group.”
“We are pleased to offer paid scholarships to the STEM Conference at MTSU,” said CEO Sue Conley of Stones River Hospital and DeKalb Community Hospital, “It is important for girls to know that they can accomplish anything they want in a career and succeed. As parents, this is a wonderful opportunity to encourage your daughter to open her mind to all of the possibilities available to women. This is a great program that is now available to Cannon County girls and we encourage them to take advantage of this rare opportunity.”
For more information on the STEM Conference at MTSU, go to: www.mtsu.edu/wistem (Registration forms on MTSU EYH Homepage) To accept a paid scholarship to the conference, contact – Director Shan Burklow: firstname.lastname@example.org or before September 2, 2013.