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AAUW Co-Hosts Eleventh Annual "Explore Your Opportunities – The Sky’s the Limit!” Conference at CMSV
3/31/2014 - Riverdale, NY - The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Westchester Branch will co-host the eleventh annual "Explore Your Opportunities - The Sky's the Limit!" Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Conference for seventh grade girls at the College of Mount Saint Vincent’s Riverdale campus on Saturday, April 12, 2014 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 fields, and to foster a greater awareness of career opportunities. Members of the AAUW invite students to choose from 16 different hands-on workshops that cover a variety of STEM topics through interactive learning. 
 
Since its inception, the conference has hosted more than 1,500 seventh grade girls. The conference is expected to draw roughly 200 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 and higher education opportunities.

The event is organized by the AAUW Westchester Branch, Empire State Virtual Branch, and the College of Mount Saint Vincent.

For information and additional details about the EYO conference, visit http://www.aauw-eyoconference.org

About the College of Mount Saint Vincent
Founded in 1847 by the Sisters of Charity, the College of Mount Saint Vincent offers nationally recognized liberal arts education and a select array of professional fields of study on a landmark campus overlooking the Hudson River. Committed to the education of the whole person, and enriched by the unparalleled cultural, educational and career opportunities of New York City, the College equips students with the knowledge, skills and experiences necessary for lives of achievement, professional accomplishment and leadership in the 21st century.

Media Contact:
Belle Hann
Director for College Relations
(718) 405-3345
belle.hann@mountsaintvincent.edu  
              
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Leah Munch
Coordinator for Campus Events & College Relations
(718) 405-3341
leah.munch@mountsaintvincent.edu