Renee Shaw of KET gives an introductory session on the KY STEM Girls Collaborative, interviewing UK’s own Sue Scheff who is co-chair of the Collaborative Leadership Team. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Organizations involved represent K-12 education, higher education, government, professional organizations, business, and community-based organizations.
The clip is about the Fifth Annual Kentucky Girls STEM Collaborative Conference, “REACHING FOR THE STARS” taking place at Eastern Kentucky University on June 7th. The KY STEM Girls Collaborative partnered with the STEM-H Institute at Eastern Kentucky University to offer the conference this year for girls in grades 5-11 and their parents. Keynote speakers include Dr. Tracie Prater, Materials Engineer at United Launch Alliance and Dr. Suzanne Smith, Director of NASA Kentucky Space Grant and EPSCoR Programs. A panel session of experts in “What Works” include Kristy Fehr, Kentucky’s Outstanding Elementary Science Teacher; Cynthia Warner, KET; Liza Holland “STEM Sparks”, Jann Burks, “Aquabots”; Wendi Eads, Chemistry Dept. & Coach of Madison Central High School’s Science Olympiad Team & Jen Carter, Space Science Center, Morehead State University. Participants will also have the opportunity to learn from women/girls working in STEM during a panel of “Successful Females in STEM Fields.”
See more about the Collaborative at their website: http://www.kygirlsstem.com