ST. LEO – Saint Leo University (www.saintleo.edu) is encouraging women and girls to seek education and career options in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM), and invites Tampa Bay organizations and experts to share STEAM career insights and skills at a March 2020 conference.
The second Women in STEAM Conference at Saint Leo University has been scheduled for Friday, March 6, and Saturday, March 7, 2020, at the university’s main campus at 33701 State Road 52, St. Leo, FL, 33574. The first day of the conference is directed toward the adult workforce. The Saturday activities are being planned for girls ages 8 to 18 to expose them to a variety of STEAM activities, and will include special outreach efforts to reach girls from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Companies, organizations, and individuals are invited to become involved in one or both days of the conference.
The immediate opportunity open to Tampa Bay employers, workforce development specialists, and training experts is the chance to secure a spot on the Friday, March 6 conference schedule of presenters. The organizers want to receive proposals by November 15, 2019.
Proposals should be geared to an audience that will range from recent college graduates to career professionals and career changers, all of whom will be looking for information that will help them add to their skill sets and make themselves more valuable and sought-after employees. Presentations are also sought on ways organizations and companies can adapt their current cultures and develop talent among younger generations.
Broad topics that would interest the audience members could include, but are not limited to:
• What new skills or program certifications should women pursue to stay ahead or abreast of the competition for jobs and promotions.
• What industry associations and workplaces want workforce talent to know about current and future hiring needs and projections.
• What workplaces can do to make their cultures more welcoming, diverse, and ultimately staffed with top talent.
• What the current generation can do to encourage confidence and interest in STEAM areas among the up-and-coming generations.
Presentations may be based on any academically accepted research method. Even more examples of possible presentations topics are available at https://www.saintleo.edu/women-in-steam-conference. Those with any questions concerning the conference will find organizer contact information on the site.
Media: For interviews about the conference, contact Jo-Ann Johnston, academic communications manager, at (352) 588-8237 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Saint Leo University
Saint Leo University is one of the largest Catholic universities in the nation, offering nearly 60 undergraduate and graduate-level degree programs to more than 19,600 students each year. Founded in 1889 by Benedictine monks, the private, nonprofit university is known for providing a values-based education to learners of all backgrounds and ages in the liberal arts tradition. Saint Leo is regionally accredited and offers a residential campus in the Tampa Bay region of Florida, 32 education centers in seven states, and an online program for students anywhere. The university is home to more than 95,000 alumni. Learn more at saintleo.edu.