Are you a pre-university STEM educator in the classroom or engaged in informal education? Or are you an IEEE member interested in pre-university STEM outreach or already engaged in STEM outreach? Or are you an advocate for girls in STEM? The IEEE STEM Summit is an event for you!

Registration for the 3rd annual STEM Summit is now open. This is a free virtual event where STEM enthusiasts, pre-university educators, and volunteers come together to share and inspire each other with STEM opportunities, resources, and activities. You can view the entire program here.

Keynote Speaker: Jenna Carpenter

Girls in STEM Advocate Jenna CarpenterThis year, participants will have the opportunity to hear from keynote speaker Jenna Carpenter. She will present “Engineering: Where are the Girls and Why Aren’t They Here” at 11:00AM ET on Tuesday, 24 October. Despite decades of effort, STEM fields still struggle to attract and retain girls. During this presentation, we will look at why progress has been so slow, along with research-informed strategies and approaches for attracting and retaining girls in STEM.

Be sure to register today to save your spot for this engaging presentation.

More About Jenna Carpenter

Dr. Jenna P. Carpenter is Founding Dean and Professor of Engineering at Campbell University and Immediate Past President of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). She is an expert on issues innovative STEM curricula and diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM fields. Dr. Carpenter is one of four recipients awarded the 2022 Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology education from the National Academy of Engineering, for her contributions as one of the pioneers of the Grand Challenges Scholars Program. She received the 2023 ABET Claire Felbinger Award for Diversity and Inclusion, the 2019 ASEE Sharon Keillor Award for Women in Engineering Education and the 2018 Founders Award from WEPAN (Women in Engineering ProActive Network). She is past President of WEPAN and past First Vice President of the Mathematical Association of America. In 2015 DreamBox Learning selected her as one of 10 Women in STEM Who Rock! for her advocacy and her TEDx talk, “Engineering: Where are the Girls and Why Aren’t They Here. You can view her full bio here.

Want to learn more about Girls in STEM? Check out these Girls in STEM resources on TryEngineering.