On September 25, 2008, the Kentucky Girls STEM Collaborative hosted a forum at the Kentucky "Idea Festival" in Louisville. The forum, titled "Working Towards Career Parity: Preparing More Girls for Their Roles in the Global Economy" was attended by approximately 30 men and women. Our speaker, Dr. Katrina Firlik, neurosurgeon and author of "The Frontal Lobe," captivated us with details of her life and encouraged lively discussion from the audience. This event was co-hosted by American Association of University Women.
On June 9, 2009, Kentucky Girls STEM Collaborative hosted a forum at the East Kentucky Science Center in Prestonsburg, KY to increase the knowledge of the Kentucky Girls STEM Collaborative programs and activities that promote the involvement of females in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and careers. In addition, Kentucky Girls STEM Collaborative provided information on the statewide plan to accelerate Kentucky’s performance within the STEM disciplines. A girl-serving program from the region, "Fun with Color," was also highlighted.
If you would like more information on these forums, please contact Chair, Sue Scheff.