ISSUED: 21 October 2020
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens
SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — Shepherd University’s seventh annual Seeding Your Future Conference will take place virtually on Saturday, November 7, from 8-11:45 a.m. This year will feature a plenary by Dr. Michelle Larson, president and CEO of Chicago’s Adler Planetarium.
The Seeding Your Future Conference is a one-day, hands-on event that aims to inspire middle school aged girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics when they become older. A vast array of workshops and activities will expose the participants to many scientific fields at Shepherd.
Each participant will participate in a set of three workshops. Possible workshops include Bats are Amazing, Drawing with Computer Code, Thinking Outside the Box: Odd and Unexpected Mental Processes, and Women and Herpetology (the study of amphibians and reptiles).
Due to the virtual format of this year’s conference, participation will be limited to 70-80 students. The registration form for this year’s conference is online and the deadline is Wednesday, October 28. All participants must register before the deadline in order to receive materials for the virtual conference. Materials pick-up times are scheduled for Saturday, October 31, from 9 a.m.-noon, and Monday, November 2, from 4-7 p.m. in parking lot A at Shepherd.
For more information and to register, visit https://seedingyourfuture.weebly.com/.
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