Women in STEM

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Empowering young women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Fostering confidence and inspiration.


Welcome to the 38th Annual Women in STEM!

Tuesday, April 12th, 2022

The goal of the Women in STEM program at BGSU is to provide a rewarding experience for 6th - 8th-grade girls that connects STEM education to the real world and sparks an interest in pursuing STEM majors in high school and beyond and ultimately STEM careers.

Women in STEM provides young women with a positive experience at BGSU and offers them a variety of engaging hands-on activities that allows them the opportunity to learn and interact with a wide variety of successful STEM role models. 

The day will begin with a keynote presentation followed by breakout sessions that provide hands-on, fun-filled, critical thinking/learning activities. Women in STEM will help young women recognize the wide array of options available in STEM fields, inspiring them to take classes in the STEM fields throughout their educational careers. 

Diana Patton, Women in STEM 2022 Keynote Speaker

Diana Patton is a Social Justice Advocate, Speaker, Author, Attorney, and the founder of the Head Full of Dreams program, which inspires young women to believe in themselves and achieve their goals, realize their self-worth, while encouraging them to be who they want to be.

Diana also founded the Rise Advocates® Academy, which she created to help professional women overcome challenges and amplify their voice to better advocate for themselves and for diversity, equity and inclusion.

Diana is married with 2 children and is a graduate of the University of Toledo and its School of Law and a former outstanding Track and Field athlete for the Rockets. She started her career as an attorney, climbing the corporate ladder with Fortune 500 companies and working her way up as an advocate and Civil Rights Attorney at a fair housing organization.

School Registration for 2022 Women in STEM is now CLOSED!

Please email Susan Stearns at stearns@bgsu.edu to be put on the waiting list.

Schools are limited to 20 students

Cost per student: $30
Cost per teacher/chaperone: $30

Payment Information:

NWO/COSMOS will provide each participating school with an amount due. Schools may pay online with a Credit Card Payment System. You can either pay online through this system or mail a check (made payable to BGSU Women in STEM) to the following address:

444 Education Bldg.
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403

Paying by credit card?

If you are having problems with the above link you can copy link below https://commerce.cashnet.com/BGSUCOS or you can pay onsite the day of the conference.

All who wish to attend Women in STEM are welcome regardless of their gender.


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Updated: 04/19/2022 09:46AM