Women in STEM

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

Welcome to the 40th Annual Women in STEM!

Wednesday, November 1, 2023

The goal of the Women in STEM program at BGSU is to provide a rewarding experience for 6th - 8th-graders 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 students 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 students recognize the wide array of options available in STEM fields, inspiring them to take classes in the STEM fields throughout their educational careers. 

Keynote Presenters

Jessica Taylor
NASA Langley Reserch Center

Jessica Taylor is a Physical Scientist at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA. She leads the Science Directorate’s Science Activation team. This team engages teachers, students, and the public in authentic NASA science experiences. Jessica serves as the Principal Investigator for GLOBE Clouds and My NASA Data programs. Jessica loves her work because she helps make Earth science exciting and meaningful to everyone. She even wrote a children’s book, “How do Satellites Stay in Space.” Jessica is a passionate advocate for encouraging youth in STEM. She serves on NASA’s Women & Girls and STEM Working Group and is a member of NASA Langley’s Allies & Advocates for Women (A2W) and the Hispanic Employee Advisory Committee (HEAC).


Jessica received degrees in Meteorology, Finance, and Science Education for Florida State University. Prior to joining NASA, Jessica worked at the College of William and Mary’s STEM Education Alliance and served as Director for School Improvement at the Florida Department of Education.

Related links: 
Jessica Taylor, NASA’s advocate for encouraging girls in STEM (Pg. 20-21)
Jessica Taylor, Ask SME Video

Jodi Haney
Xciite Learning/The GLOBE Program

Jodi Haney is the owner and operator of Xcite Learning. She also is a Professor Emeritus (retired ... but active) at Bowling Green State University and continues to hold a joint appointment in the departments of Teaching and Learning and Environmental Sustainability. Jodi's journey in education began as a middle and high school science teacher and coach in the public schools where she served for nearly a decade. She spent the next 22 years on faculty at BGSU. Dr. Haney's research and professional work focus on motivation and engagement for deep and long-lasting learning, resulting in 40+ publications and 90+ presentations. Jodi has taught numerous science education, curriculum, technology, and environmental studies/sustainability courses at BGSU. She has worked with well over 100 schools across Ohio and the nation as an educational consultant. Jodi believes that teaching is the essence of her identity and she is passionate about her role to inspire the love of learning through active, engaged, and authentic experiences both within the classroom and the local community

November 2023 Schedule:

8:30 - 9:00 am - Schools arrive and Check-In
9:05 - 9:45 am - Keynote Presentation
9:55 - 10:40 am - (Session 1)
10:50 - 11:35 pm - (Session 2/Lunch A)
11:45 - 12:30 pm - (Session 3/Lunch B)
12:40 - 1:25 pm - (Session 4)
1:35 - 2:00 pm - Whole Group Session
2:00 - 2:30 pm - Adjourn

School Registration for November 2023 Women in STEM

Registration is now CLOSED!
Please contact Susan Stearns 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:

Once a staff member from NWO contacts you with your confirmation of registration and amount owed, there are 2 ways to pay. 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) 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.


Sponsored in Part by:

The Harold and Helen McMaster Foundation and


Updated: 11/06/2023 08:33AM