MONTEREY PARK, CA, April 28, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Great Minds in STEM (GMiS), a national leader in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) outreach to underserved and underrepresented communities, will participate in the White House Research Conference on Girls. The discussion, which will delve into topics such as girls in leadership; the success of girls in STEM; and the portrayals of girls in the media, will take place on April 28, 2014, from 1:30PM - 5:30PM (EST), at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.
The conference will connect scholars, policy-makers, leaders of girl-serving organizations, media experts, educators, advocates, business leaders and other stakeholders for a lively afternoon of presentations and discussions about how the United States can make research on girls more readily available and accessible.
"GMiS' participation in the White House Research Conference on Girls, brings to the forefront our goal of not only reaching young women in our underrepresented communities, but also introducing them to the unlimited opportunities and career paths in the STEM arena as well as the STEM fields in higher education," states Anna M. Park, CEO and Board Member of Great Minds in STEM.
Great Minds in STEM is a national 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Los Angeles County. GMiS is proud to celebrate 26 years of keeping America technologically strong through the delivery of national science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) awareness programs for students, parents and teachers in underserved communities; providing opportunities for the academic and career development of underrepresented students and professionals in STEM; and honoring the excellent contributions of our nation's Hispanic engineers and scientists. With a national presence through its education programs as well as its college and professional offerings, the organization is working to ensure that the U.S. maintains its status as the world's technology leader. For more information, please contact Julie Magallanes-Guevara, Manager of Public Affairs at (213) 435-9934 or (323) 262-0997 ext. 628 and visit the Great Minds in STEM website at www.greatmindsinstem.org