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American Association of University Women Co-Host Tenth Annual "Explore Your Opportunities – The Sky’s the Limit!” Conference at College of Mount Saint Vincent March 16, 2013
3/4/2013 - Riverdale, NY - The Westchester Branch of American Association of University Women will co-host the tenth 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 in Riverdale, New York on Saturday, March 16, 2013 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. Members of AAUW invite girls to choose from 15 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 1,500 seventh grade girls. The 10th annual “Explore Your Opportunities - The Sky's The Limit!” 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 in STEM fields and higher education opportunities.

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

UPDATE: To see news coverage of the event, please visit The Bronx News12 

To learn more about the College of Mount Saint Vincent, visit www.mountsaintvincent.edu.

About the College of Mount Saint Vincent
The College of Mount Saint Vincent is an academically excellent, authentically inclusive, Catholic and ecumenical liberal arts college. It combines a strong core curriculum with a full array of majors in the liberal arts and selected professional fields of study, including accounting, business administration, education, and nursing. Through its School of Professional and Continuing Studies, the College extends its primary undergraduate mission by offering high quality graduate studies in business, education and nursing and an array of undergraduate and certificate programs serving non-traditional students. Mount Saint Vincent is located on a pastoral campus in New York City, with easy access to all the educational, cultural, and recreational opportunities that the City affords.

Media Contacts:
Erin Walsh
Director for College Relations
(718) 405-3345
erin.walsh@mountsaintvincent.edu                

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Leah Munch
Coordinator for Campus Events & College Relations
(718) 405-3341
leah.munch@mountsaintvincent.edu