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Release Date Thursday, March 1, 2018

STEM Careers in Focus at Conference for 760 Middle School Girls

The day-long Women in Science Conference is designed to provide young women with engaging opportunities to learn about careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and to have a little fun in the process.

 

RAPID CITY, S.D. (March 1, 2017) – An estimated 760 middle school girls will converge on the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology campus Tuesday, March 6, for the annual Women in Science Conference.

 

The day-long workshop is designed to provide young women with engaging opportunities to learn about careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

 

A wide range of STEM careers will be demonstrated by professional women leading interactive exhibits and discussions. Among the speakers: engineers, physicians, dentists, meteorologists, science educators, a veterinarian, a soil scientist and an information technology officer.

 

Jeanne Deaver, Alaska Airlines pilot, mechanical engineer, and SD Mines alumna, will offer the keynote address.  Deaver will also give a free public presentation on her life as a mechanical engineer and an airline pilot from 7-8 p.m. on Monday, March 5, in the King Center at Mines.

 

Every 7th grade girl in the Rapid City Area School District will attend, as well as homeschooled students and girls from Custer, Hermosa, Hill City, Hot Springs, Kadoka, Red Shirt and St. Thomas Moore. The program is hosted by Youth in Science Rapid City, Inc. and co-sponsored by SD Mines’ Women in Science and Engineering program, and is funded by grants and community donations.

 

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About SD Mines  

Founded in 1885, the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is a science and engineering research university located in Rapid City, S.D., offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The university enrolls 2,778 students with a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1. The SD School of Mines placement rate for graduates is 97 percent, with an average starting salary of more than $61,300. Find us online at www.sdsmt.edu and on  Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Snapchat

Contact: Lynn Taylor Rick , 605-394-2554, Lynn.TaylorRick@sdsmt.edu

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