April 20, 2019
9 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Shanahan Center, Auditorium
320 E. Foothill Blvd.
Claremont, CA 91711
Harvey Mudd College is partnering again this year with Sacred Sistahs Inc to present "The Curiousity of Tomorrow." The featured speaker will be NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory systems engineer Tracy Drain.
The purpose behind these conferences is to introduce African American female youth to careers in science, technology, engineering and math and as well as to expose them to professional women practicing in the aforementioned fields.
Research has demonstrated that even though girls perform as well as boys in science and math, there is a marked loss in interest in STEM areas that occurs in middle school. Moreover, girls’ attitudes about careers in math and science affect their persistence and involvement in advanced coursework during their high school years. This conference aims to show young women their “possibilities” by introducing them to and giving them access to dialogue with brilliant and successful professional women eager to share their stories of triumph and persistence.