Back by popular demand, Science World’s Girls and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & design, Math) event returns with a multi-day format and a keynote by activist and engineering Student, Alexis Williams.
Science World’s Girls and STEAM 2022
- When: Tuesday February 22, 5:00pm to 7:00pm; Thursday February 24, 5:00pm to 7:00pm; Saturday February 26, 9:00am to 12:00pm
- Registration: FREE! Sign up online today.
This free, virtual and in-demand event aims to engage youth aged 14-16 in STEAM learning and boasts over 100 mentors for the girls to connect with in breakout rooms.
This year, the keynote on February 26 will be delivered by Alexis Williams, activist and student at the Tandon School of Engineering at New York University, who combined her coding skills with her passion for activism to create pb-resources.com, an anti-racism toolkit that teaches users about allyship and Black history, and encourages direct action.
“I look forward to sharing my experiences as a woman in STEM and how being a member of marginalized communities contributes to the work I do,” said Alexis Williams. “Sharing the importance of applying your skills and privilege toward supporting communities and topics you are passionate about is something I really hope comes across in my keynote speech. I look forward to inspiring this group and know I’ll be inspired by their hard work and drive as well.”
This is the fifth year of Girls and STEAM, and this year’s format has a new spin with mentorship events on Tuesday and Thursday and a keynote event on Saturday. Science World has expanded this event due to the demand for more events that support and nurture the development of girls and women in STEAM careers. There are over 32 breakout rooms for the girls to attend, with over 100 mentors.
On the 26th, participants will enjoy an exhibitor showcase, panel discussions and breakout sessions with a variety of mentors, interactive experiments and workshops with leaders in STEAM, and finish with a fully interactive online gameshow highlighting some of the many opportunities showcased at the event. There will also be a 20-minute workshop hosted by engineers and geoscientists from BGC Engineering to investigate the cause of a large landslide threatening a mountain village. In this interactive workshop, participants will help to solve the mystery and choose an engineering solution to save the village. Mentorship cafes hosted throughout the event will connect girls in the event with mentors in the fields they are interested in.
The full schedule can be found here. All mentor sessions will be available to stream after the event at youtube.com/scienceworldtv.