header-left
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Bookmark and Share
File #: 170246    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 3/9/2017 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 3/9/2017
Title: Honoring The Agnes Irwin School and its Center for the Advancement of Girls (CAG) in partnership with the Franklin Institute on the Occasion of the 3rd Annual STEM Conference, Sharing Solutions 2017: Advancing Girls in STEM.
Sponsors: Councilmember Reynolds Brown, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Greenlee, Councilmember Taubenberger
Attachments: 1. Signature17024600.pdf
Title
Honoring The Agnes Irwin School and its Center for the Advancement of Girls (CAG) in partnership with the Franklin Institute on the Occasion of the 3rd Annual STEM Conference, Sharing Solutions 2017: Advancing Girls in STEM.

Body
WHEREAS, Thursday, March 16, 2017 to Friday, March 17, 2017 will mark the third annual Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Conference, Sharing Solutions: Advancing Girls in STEM, developed by The Agnes Irwin School and its Center for the Advancement of Girls (CAG) in partnership with the Franklin Institute; and

WHEREAS, Since its inception in 2015, The Agnes Irwin School's STEM conference, has served as a premier conference in inspiring success in young girls and women in STEM fields. The conference welcomes educators, innovators, and leaders in industry to collaborate on how to create effective partnerships to advance girls in STEM; and

WHEREAS, The two-day long conference focuses on how to achieve sustainable cultural change that truly supports the success of girls and women in STEM. At the conclusion of the 2015 STEM conference, organizers concluded that, "To change an institution's culture requires that the institutional community must recognize challenge and then profoundly change commonly held assumptions, values, norms, and practices associated with women in STEM fields"; and

WHEREAS, In the past, the conference brought together educators from K-12, higher education, corporate and non-profit leaders to engage in TED-style talks and design-thinking challenges to build on professional training, mentorship, and partnerships; and

WHEREAS, The underlying goal of the STEM conference is to encourage young girls and women to pursue a career in STEM, to provide them with the necessary tools to be successful women leaders in STEM fields, and to overcome the institutionalized bias against women in STEM fields; and

WHEREAS, According to a 2015 American Association of University Women (AAUW)...

Click here for full text