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 Please join us for a celebration of Women in Jefferson County, the great State of Colorado, and everywhere around the world!

 

International Women's Day

 

We will begin taking reservations for the March 8, 2018 Annual event in December 2017.

Special Thanks to our Sponsors for the 2017 Event

 

Our event on March 8, 2017 included: 

 

  • Networking
  • Keynote speaker 
  • Sponsor speaker
  • Community Woman of the Year Award
  • STEM Girls Challenge Awards
  • Door prizes
  • and of course, lunch!

                       

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 proclaimed 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

                                    Citywide Banks

                                    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. 

About Keynote

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. 

STEM Girls

Challenge:                  The STEM Girls Challenge is sponsored and managed by the

                                               Golden Library.

 

  • Eligibility: Girls in grades 5-8
  • Participants may work individually or with a group (no more than 4)
  • Final presentations will take place at the Golden Library on February 22nd. Winners will be honored at the International Women’s Day Luncheon on March 8th.
  • Colorado School of Mines Female Students (via DECTech) will be judging the contest.
  • Each student who submits their creative expression of innovation will receive a certificate of participation.

Creative Detail

  • Judges want to see what creations entrants think could help to build a better world or solve an everyday problem. Entries can be related to energy & environment, health & nutrition, or biomedical. Include hypothesis, and a visual of the creation. Visual aids may be a video, tri-fold display, a poster, a model, or anything that best conveys the innovation or solution being described. What will you create? Think big. Think small. Think about how we can build a better world.

 

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:

Contact Information:

IX Power Foundation

1440 Brickyard Road, # 3

Golden, Colorado

Phone:  303-277-9520

 

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