STEM Education Ceremony

Feb 26, 2012, 1:00 PM
Marsh Hall (Taylor Auditorium - 2nd floor) - 2043 College Way, Forest Grove

Local high school girls will be honored for exceling in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education disciplines. Co-sponsored by the Center for Gender Equity.

Pacific University’s Center for Gender Equity and the Hillsboro/Forest Grove branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will honor seven local high school girls for high achievement in math and sciences. 

Two years ago, President Barack Obama announced the launch of several nationwide programs to motivate and inspire students to excel in the STEM disciplines: science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  

Support of STEM students is a key aspect of the public education agenda.  

This event will include a panel of women professionals speaking of their training, experiences, opportunities and obstacles for women in STEM fields. Free and open to the public.

The following students will receive an award for excellence in the STEM disciplines:

The event, free and open to the public, will include a panel of women professionals in the sciences speaking of their training, experiences, opportunities and obstacles for women in STEM fields.

Speakers include Wendi Cooksey, metallurgical engineer and founder of Your World Rocks; Melissa Dubois, research associate in Portland State University's Center for Science Education; Pacific University doctoral student of clinical psychology Ainara Echanove; Melissa Lucash, Portland State research faculty member of forest ecosystems, energy and society; Kris Morrison, a self-employed Web architect and project manager; and Tiare Sanna, nutrition program supervisor for Washington County's Women's, Infants and Children program.

Hillsboro mayor Jerry Willey and city council president Aron Carleson will be among those in attendance.

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Posted by Joe Lang ( on Feb 21, 2012 at 9:47 AM

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