Women in STEM

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


Welcome to the 41st Annual Women in STEM!

Thursday, October 17, 2024

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 Presenter

Amy Boros, M.Ed.

Amy Boros teaches 5th and 6th grade Science at Hull Prairie Intermediate School in Perrysburg. She has experience in classroom teaching at the elementary, middle school and collegiate levels; educational classroom technology; grant researching, authoring and evaluation, as well as educational consulting and conference presentations in both mathematics and science. With degrees from Bowling Green State University and the University of Toledo, Amy is currently in her 30th year in education,. Amy is an accomplished grant writer who has been awarded thousands of dollars in grants for her classroom, school, district, and outside organizations. In addition, Amy has authored several articles about middle school science education in Science Scope Journal and Science and Children Journal, publications of The National Science Teachers Association. In 2019, Amy was invited to participate in an extensive research project onboard the Lake Guardian, an EPA research vessel on Lake Erie; selected as one of 15 educators to collect data alongside scientists. While on board, she evaluated the presence of microplastics, toxic algae and microbial organisms in surface water and sediment throughout Lake Erie’s basins. She continues to work alongside scientists by helping with research, most recently in Costa Rica and Yellowstone National Park. Amy was awarded the 2022 President’s Innovation Award in Environmental Education, a joint award from the White House and the EPA for her environmental education work inside and outside of the classroom.

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Keynote Title: Discover your STEM Style!

Keynote Description: From Hiking Boots to Flight Suits, Amy will inspire all to remain lifelong learners with stories (& a bit of fashion!) from her incredible STEM adventures! She will engage the audience to create their own adventure by building and launching a mini-straw rocket! How far will you be able to propel your rocket? Your future is calling - where will your STEM adventures take you?


November 2024 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 the 2024 Women in STEM

Registration will be open SOON!
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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:

Women in STEM/NWO COSMOS
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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Sponsored in Part by:

The Harold and Helen McMaster Foundation and

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Updated: 07/13/2024 06:27AM