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Women at Work, Tech Expo planned | Preston Citizen

Women at Work, Tech Expo planned

February 24, 2014


Idaho State University is hosting a Women and Work Conference Wednesday, March 5, and a Tech Expo 2014 on March 20.
The Center for new Directions is presenting the women’s conference, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. in the Pond Student Union Building in Pocatello. More than 225 girls, including some from Franklin County, are expected to attend, along with ISU students and community members. Topics to be discussed include occupations in science, technology, engineering and math.
Courtney Reed-Jenkins is the keynote speaker. She is a nationally recognized expert on equity in education with more than 15 years experience working in the public and community-based sector on gender issues affecting girls and women in education.
Workshops will cover such topics as , “College – Can I Do It?” “Build Your World – Architecture and Land Design,” “The Flexibility of Physical Therapy,” and “Taming the Monster Under the Bed – Math.” A fashion show featuring women in occupational attire will also be featured. For more information, call 208-282-2454.
The Tech Expo will showcase “the limitless opportunities available to thousands of high school students,” and more, a press release said.
ISU programs and majors with businesses and industry partners will be highlighted.
Schools across the region, including those in Franklin County, are encouraged to bring their students and learn more about an education at ISU. Limited busing assistance funds are available by application. Schools interested should contact Shalee Butler at 208-282-5216.

Register by March 26, contact local high school councilor to sign-up.

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