Women in Science

Next Pierre conference: Tuesday, March 31, 2020

This hands-on conference for middle and high school girls explores careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Girls who say they do not like science or math, should definitely attend!

Conference Goals

  • To encourage young women to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers
  • To provide STEM role models and hands-on activities for middle and high school girls.
  • To motivate girls to become innovative and creative thinkers ready to meet 21st Century challenges


7:45 – 8:15  Registration

8:15 – 8:45  Opening and Icebreaker activity

8:45 – 9:30  Keynote

9:35 – 10:20  Morning Session 1

10:25 – 11:10  Morning Session 2

11:15 – 12:00  Morning Session 3

12:00 – 1:00  Lunch

1:05 – 1:50  Afternoon Session

1:55 – 3:00  Closing Reception

Contact Rhea with questions and for more information.

Logo Competition

Let's connect science with are amdn make it STEAM! Design a new logo for our Women in Science Conference! Enter the competition with your unique design to be featured on conference brochures, flyers, and bags and the chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card!

Who can enter?

All girls between 12 and 18 years old (at time of entry) who have attended the last Women in Science Conference or will attend the upcoming conference.

How to participate?

  1. Read up on best practices of logo design
    Here are some useful tips on how to design a logo: www.wikihow.com/Design-a-Logo
    www.thelogofactory.com/logo-design-tips, www.creativebloq.com, www.howtodesign.com
  2. Get inspired
    Check out www.awwwards.com/99-creative-logo-designs-for-inspiration.html or www.pinterest.com/explore/logo-design-inspiration
  3. Be creative
    You can design on your own, or get a team together
  4. Design your unique logo
    Use your preferred software or get a free trial of Adobe Illustrator at www.adobe.com
  5. Submit your logo by March 1st 2020
    Send an email with your name, age, school, and logo design to Rhea


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Thank you to the 
Friends of the South Dakota Discovery Center. 
Friends provide on going support so that the
children and families in our community have access to hands-on science learning, now and in the future.

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