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American Association of University Women Co-Host Eighth Annual "Explore Your Opportunities – The Sky’s the Limit!” Conference at CMSV
1/21/2011 - Riverdale, NY - The American Association of University Women will co-host the eighth annual "Explore Your Opportunities - The Sky's the Limit!" 2011 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Conference for seventh grade girls at the College of Mount Saint Vincent in Riverdale, New York on Saturday, March 19, 2011 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The conference aims to provide young women with opportunities to meet and interact with positive female role models who are active in STEM (science, technology, mathematics and engineering) fields and to foster a greater awareness of career opportunities these fields. The AAUW NYC, Westchester and Manhattan branches invite girls to choose from 17 different hands-on workshops that cover a variety of STEM topics. The conference is designed to create positive experiences in STEM through engaging interactive learning.

Since its inception, the conference has hosted more than 1,000 seventh grade girls. The eighth annual “Explore Your Opportunities - The Sky's The Limit!” conference is expected to draw roughly 170 young women from New York City and Westchester. During the conference, parents and educators can partake in an entertaining and informative workshop, followed by a town hall discussion about careers in STEM fields and higher education opportunities.

Registration forms can be downloaded at Adults must complete a form if they intend to participate. The cost of the conference is $12.00 per participant, which includes workshops, breakfast and lunch. Registration forms must be received by February 20, 2011. Early registration is encouraged, as space is limited.

For registration information, contact Wilma Gitchel at (914) 332-1064 or, or Lorrin Johnson at (718) 655-5204 or

About the College of Mount Saint Vincent
Founded in 1847, the College of Mount Saint Vincent is a co-educational, independent institution rooted in the spirit and mission of the Sisters of Charity and committed to the liberal arts. The College’s undergraduate and master’s level degree programs prepare its uncommonly diverse students for lives of professional achievement and service.

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