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We are proud to announce our first Symbiosis event—the inaugural Girls and STEAM Symposium and Showcase—which marks the official launch of the Symbiosis initiative!
Girls and STEAM is a community showcase featuring a variety of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and design, and mathematics) professionals who will highlight opportunities for youth and provide career support. They will be joined by more than 300 girls, ages 12–14, from around the province, who will be able to meet new mentors, be inspired by potential career pathways and hear a keynote presentation by 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30 inventor, Ann Makosinski. The girls will also participate in workshops to learn how to think like forensic scientists, discover the powers of visual effects and explore the basics of computer programming.
Research shows that one of the most powerful indicators of whether or not a girl or young woman will enter a science-related field is seeing a role model who “looks like her.” That is exactly why this event was created. During this day-long symposium, girls will hear inspiring speeches from STEAM leaders, attend workshops presented by industry professionals and have the opportunity to form life-long mentor relationships.
In addition to the symposium, Science World will be hosting the official launch of Symbiosis, featuring an opening keynote speech by Science World President and CEO, Dr Scott Sampson, and the Honourable Rob Fleming, Minister of Education.
Girls and STEAM represents one of the ways that Symbiosis can connect youth with mentors and resources. This event is the beginning of a new type of STEAM education in the province of British Columbia where, collectively, organizations and educators can create new opportunities to ensure that every young mind in the province has the opportunity fulfill their dreams.
We would like to extend a huge thanks to each and every mentor who will be participating in the Girls and STEAM event, along with our showcase exhibitors:
For more, visit: www.scienceworld.ca/girls-steam