Girls Leadership Conference
More than 100 high school girls gathered at the Girls Leadership Conference at Henderson State University to learn about STEM careers.
Arkansas STEM Girls Leadership Conferences address the need to increase girls’ interest and engagement in STEM through innovative, nationally-recognized informal science education programs where risk is rewarded, curiosity is encouraged, and creativity is expected. The Arkansas Department of Career Education supports this programming through the Carl D. Perkins federal program.
To host these conferences, the Arkansas STEM Coalition distributes grants to 12 STEM Centers across the state. In two years, 23 conferences have been offered with more than 1,150 girls in grades 10-12 attending.