On Thursday March 7th, 2013, 160 like-minded young women attended the Inspiring Future Women in Science conference held at Perimeter Institute.  These young women shared a passion for science and were given an opportunity to learn more about the rewards, challenges and possibilities of a STEM career.

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Dr. Adriana Ocampo, NASA Planetary Geologist, delivered a keynote address describing the life of a planetary geologist and offered words of wisdom to the young women in attendance.   



Panel discussion

A panel discussion with women currently in STEM careers followed.  The girls were given an opportunity to ask questions of the panel to delve deeper into the possibilities of a career in science.  The common theme: Follow your passion.  Find out what you love and create a career from it.

Speed Mentoring

The conference ended with a mentoring session exposing the girls to a variety of STEM careers in Chemical Engineering, System Design Engineering, Food Sciences, Physics, Optometry, Mathematics, Social Psychology, Geochemistry, Hydrogeology and Environmental Sciences.