BAE Systems and the Emerald Coast Science Center will be present the sixth annual Women in Science Conference from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Northwest Florida State College in Niceville.
The conference is a celebration of women in all science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professions. The event will include presentations from women in STEM careers and a panel discussion where the audience can engage with speakers and ask questions.
All ages are welcome, especially middle and high school students looking to discover careers in STEM fields.
"It’s a great way to network and meet some of these women who are in STEM careers in our area, said Diane Fraser, director of the Emerald Coast Science Center.
The event will be held college’s Student Services Center, Raider Cafe and Lobby (building 400). Tickets are free to students and $10 for adults. More information and registration can be found at the Emerald Coast Science Center’s website ecscience.org.
Proceeds from the event benefit the Girls Empowered with Math and Science (GEMS) Workshops, a free program for girls age 8 to 15 provided by the science center at the Fort Walton Beach Library on the second Saturday of the month, from 10:30 to noon.
This article originally appeared on Northwest Florida Daily News: Women in Science Conference comes to Northwest Florida State College