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AAUW Thousand Oaks sponsored its first career day in 1993, and it was limited to girls in the area. West Ventura County AAUW branches held similar events. Their resources were combined in 2000 to present one event open to all students throughout Ventura County. The program, now held biennially, has grown to allow 780 students to register for three workshops chosen from a listof32.
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"It's my way of saying 'thank you' for steering me toward a career in science," Buisaid.
Details: Deadline for registration is March 5. However, space is limited. Registration closes when workshops are filled. Parent sessions also are offered. Even so, females seem less likely to pursue a career in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields. Experts think the trend could be reversed, and cultural attitudes changed, by encouraging and mentoring girls and educating them about joboptions.
will have better career choices that can lead to financial independence and job satisfaction. And, the world too, wouldbenefit.
currently a freshman at Johns Hopkins University majoring in molecularbiology.
"I can now teach others what was taught me years ago," shesaid.
It's been more than a decade since Helen Bui, of Camarillo, was a ninth grader whose school counselor suggested she sign up for the conference. Now a pharmacist in Oxnard, Bui contacted Brighter Horizons offering to lead aworkshop.
Nordahl said the facilitators have created fun, age appropriate activities aimed to spark an interest in STEM subjects. This age group is specifically targeted because it is when "students begin to think about Omega Seamaster Replica career choices and the classes they will need," Nordahlsaid.
Brighter Horizons, a half day conference for fifth to ninth graders, will put these strategies into action. The event, open to boys and girls, is organized by local chapters of the American Association of University Women in partnership with the California Lutheran University School of Education and the city of Thousand Oaks. The event will be at the university March10.
"I already liked science, but the workshops reinforced my interest and showed me that women can be successful in science careers," shesaid.
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In 2004 and 2006, Samantha Lux, of Thousand Oaks, attended workshops on veterinary science, engineering and physics. The 18 year old is Omega Constellation Automatic 1970s
Conference to showcase women in math and science careers
Participants will explore a wide range of careers through hands on workshops led by women scientists and mathematicians representing areas as diverse as astronomy, accounting andzoology.
"The leaders are not only role models, they also break stereotypes. It's important for girls and boys to see women in these professions," said Betty Nordahl, a chemist turned computer scientist who is chairwoman of the event and a member of the AAUW ThousandOaks.
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