Special Thanks to our Sponsors:
Our event to celebrate this important day includes :
Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Location: Denver West Marriott Hotel
1717 Denver West Dr., Golden, CO 80401
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Tracy Camp, Colorado School of Mines.
More information below.
History: International Women’s Day is now celebrated annually in Jefferson County, Colorado, and the City of Golden. This year Golden Mayor Marjorie Sloan will proclaim March 8 as Women’s Day in Golden. In many countries around the world, this is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. International Women's Day first emerged at the turn of the twentieth century in North America and across Europe and the first time it was observed nationally in the U.S. was in 1909. The Charter of the United Nations, signed in 1945, was the first international agreement to affirm the principle of equality between women and men. The United Nations’ theme for their women’s initiative is “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality.”
Sponsors: St. Anthony Hospital – Centura Health
City of Golden, Economic Development Commission
The Golden Library, a Jefferson County Public Library facility
IX Power Clean Water, Inc.
Coordination: IX Power Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) based in Golden,
and the Jeffco Innovators’ Workshop
STEM Contest: The Golden Library, which has an active STEM girls program, is holding a contest for girls in grades 5 through 8. Colorado School of Mines Female Students (via DECTech)
will be judging the contest. More information below.
Keynote Title: Opportunities and Challenges for Diversifying STEM
Women are significantly underrepresented in several STEM disciplines, and this fact hampers our nation’s technical innovation. Research shows that society needs diverse teams at the table to be most effective. What are the opportunities to bring more women to the table? What are the challenges that exist to get them there? In this talk, we’ll discuss both the opportunities and challenges that exist for diversifying STEM.
Speaker: Dr. Tracy Camp is the Division Director and Professor of Computer Science at Colorado School of Mines. She is passionate about supporting women in STEM disciplines and, thus, created the DECTech programs at Mines (http://tech.mines.edu) in 2012 using best-known practices to encourage girls in STEM. Dr. Camp is currently a member of the Computing Research Association’s Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research (CRA-W), and served as its Co-Chair from 2011-2014. She is an ACM Fellow, an IEEE Fellow, and an ACM Distinguished Lecturer with research interests in the credibility of ad hoc network simulation studies and the use of wireless sensor networks in geosystems. Dr. Camp shares her life with Max (born in 2000), Emma (born in 2003), her husband (Glen), and two cats.
Challenge: The STEM Girls Challenge is sponsored and managed by the
For more information about the STEM contest, contact the Golden Library at 303.235.5275. For information about the event contact Deborah Deal at 303-277-9520.
Special thanks to our many supporters in the community, including: