An Event Devoted to Creating Healthy Environments for Girls’ 21st Century Success

Program Details

  • April 8, 2017
  • 9 a.m. – 12 noon
  • Colorado State University
  • Behavioral Sciences 105, 410 W. Pitkin St., Fort Collins, CO
  • $15 includes all sessions, materials and lunch
  • Register here or at the door day of the event
  • This is a program of Expanding Your Horizons, Northern Colorado and Wyoming.

Program Presenters

“Cultivating STEM Confidence in Girls and Young Women.” A Conversation with Jan Nerger, PhD, dean, College of Natural Sciences, Colorado State University. Joined by Melissa Felderman, creative technologist, and Mary West, engineer, SparkFun Electronics.

Engineer Mary West

Hands-on Session in Creating Technology. “How to Embed Electronics into Everyday Accessories,” with SparkFun‘s Melissa Felderman and Mary West. Assisted by young technologists from Pretty Brainy, Mary and Melissa will lead participants in how to create a light-up hair clip.
“Life-long Learning and the Adult Brain: Activities We Can Model for Our Children.” A Discussion with Ann Yanagi, MD. In addition to her accomplishments as a medical doctor, Yanagi is founder of the Health & Wellness Community Orchestra.
Hands-on Session: “How to Model Creative Problem-Solving,” with Diane Wright, science curriculum leader and PhD candidate, Colorado State University.
Women in Technical Studies

Alpha Sigma Kappa / Women in Technical Studies, Colorado State

“Girls & Women in STEM Finding Community.” A panel discussion with members of Women in Technical Studies, Alpha Sigma Kappa, on what K-12 girls can expect and what to do to prepare for college-level STEM.

You Are Your Daughter’s Number #1 Influence in Her Attitude Toward Science and Math

Join the conversation, ask the questions, and get hands-on with activities designed to help you think differently about what girls need from STEM learning today.

Registration will remain open through April 8. This event for parents and teachers is a part of Expanding Your Horizons Northern Colorado and Wyoming, whose goal is to motivate girls and young women in science and math.