Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Sacred Hearts Academy 24th Science Symposium for Girls and Inaugural STEM Symposium

Sacred Hearts Academy presents the 24th Science Symposium for Girls on Saturday, February 17 from 7:45 – 11:30 a.m. The Symposium, free and open to girls in grades 5 through 8, will be conducted on the Academy campus, 3253 Waialae Avenue.

The following Saturday, February 24, 7:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., the Academy will host an inaugural free STEM Symposium for Girls, grades 9-12, with program speakers from Boeing, CARBON 3D, Facebook, Genentech, and Google. The teen-focused STEM Symposium will address why technology is important and will offer the girls an opportunity to network with employees from top tier technology companies.

The Science Symposium's featured speaker is Dr. Kim Binsted, University of Hawaii Manoa Information and Computer Sciences Department. Dr. Binsted does research on artificial intelligence, human computer interfaces, and long duration of human space exploration.

The Science Symposium program consists of 18 interactive workshops facilitated by local professionals. Workshop leaders include a veterinarian, ophthalmologist, a chef, a team of medical doctors, and a scientific illustrator.
“We are excited to have two exciting programs for girls’ grades 5 – 12. The well-established Science Symposium reaches younger students and the STEM Symposium for Girls will engage high school girls. Outstanding local mentors and mainland top-tier technology experts will further inform students about the dynamic careers awaiting them in the STEM fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.” -Betty WhiteSacred Hearts Academy Head of School

To register for the free Science Symposium or the STEM Symposium for Girls call 734-5058, x232.

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