STEM Speaker Series Engaging Girls in STEM*: Why it’s Important and How to Do It?

Des Plaines, IL

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STEM Speaker Series 

Engaging Girls in STEM*: Why it’s Important and How to Do It?

Gerry Oberman, Ph.D.

Midwest Liaison, American Association of University Women (AAUW)
National STEM Task Force

 Saturday, November 2

9:00 a.m. Check-In

9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Oakton Community College

Des Plaines campus, Room 1610

1600 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines, IL



Stereotypes, gender bias, and the climate of science and engineering departments in colleges and universities continue to block women’s participation and progress in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Get an update on girls’ and women’s achievement and participation in STEM, and learn what parents and teachers can do to encourage girls to pursue careers in these exciting and rewarding fields and help increase the diversity of representation in all STEM areas.

*STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

Continuing Professional Development Units (CPDUs) available. Free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Northwest Suburban Branch of AAUW, Center for Promoting STEM, and Oakton Student Government. For more information contact Gloria Liu at