ASU News Release:

Angelo State University will host the 10th annual Girl Scouts STEM Conference for girls in grades 6-12 on Saturday, Feb. 17, in various math and science labs and the Houston Harte University Center on the ASU campus.

Sponsored by ASU and the Girl Scouts of Central Texas, the conference is part of a nationwide effort to increase the number of young women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. All girls in grades 6-12 are invited to attend, and they do not need to be Girl Scouts.

Highlighting the conference will be 22 fun, educational and motivational workshops conducted by ASU and Howard College STEM faculty and local STEM professionals. Attendees will each pick four workshops to attend throughout the day. There will also be a keynote address by a local STEM professional during lunch.

Conference Schedule:

  • 8:30 a.m. – Check-in, ASU Houston Harte University Center, 1910 Rosemont Drive
  • 9 a.m. – Opening and welcome
  • 9:30 a.m. – Workshop session 1
  • 10:45 a.m. – Workshop session 2
  • Noon – Lunch and keynote speaker
  • 1:30 p.m. – Workshop session 3
  • 2:45 p.m. – Workshop session 4
  • 4-5 p.m. – Closing and Science Extravaganza Show

Registration is $20 per person and includes lunch, and scholarships are available. Parents and teachers may drop off students for the conference, or they can register and stay for separate adult workshops. The adult registration fee is also $20. The deadline to register for the conference is Saturday, Feb. 3.

Online registration is available at www.angelo.edu/STEMconference or www.gsctx.org. Scholarship details are available by contacting Dr. Heather Lehto of the ASU geosciences faculty at heather.lehto@angelo.edu.