More than 250 middle and high school girls will be participating in the second Girls STEM Day hosted by the Career Education Department of the Oxnard Union High School District. The event provides opportunities to encourage girls to pursue STEM-related careers.
Over 30 female engineers, representing numerous business and industry partners, will share the excitement and relevance of careers within STEM. Industry Partners include Aera Energy, Southern California Edison, California Resources Corporation, California Aeronautical University, City of Oxnard, Jensen Design, Nusil, Urban Strategies, Ventura College, AeroComputers, and tenant commands of the Navy including NAVAIR, NAVFAC and NAVSEA.
While the girls experience three workshops from female engineers in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math as they develop skills for the 21st century, their parents will be receiving information on how to encourage their daughters to pursue higher education in the STEM pipeline, an overview of the local higher education options, and how to afford college through financial aid options.
The keynote speaker will be Silvia Faulstich, a Flight Test Engineer at Port Mugu, supporting Unmanned and Manned aircraft. She is a strong supporter of STEM recruitment and volunteers in many areas in her community.
This event is made possible through numerous other partners, such as the Oxnard Chamber of Commerce, Richard Favor, Food Share, the Port of Hueneme, Californians for Energy Independence, Southern California Edison, CSU-Channel Islands, Oxnard College, VC STEM, and the Ventura County Civic Alliance.
WHEN: December 2, 2017 ~ 8:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Hueneme High School, Oxnard, CA
WHAT: Second Annual Girls STEM Day with Oxnard Union High School District
WHO: Oxnard Middle School students and local female engineers; and
Key Note Speaker Silvia Faulstich of Naval Air Warfare Center, Point Mugu
CONTACT: Mary Anne Rooney, Project Director
Ventura County Civic Alliance
The Ventura County Civic Alliance (VCCA) is a regional collaborative of civic leaders representing a balanced mix of 3E — economic, environmental and social-equity perspectives. Its mission is to work together with our community to promote a healthy and sustainable future for Ventura County. VCCA is an initiative of the Ventura County Community Foundation. For more information about the Alliance and how to join, go online to www.CivicAlliance.org.
The Oxnard Union High School District (OUHSD) serves Oxnard, Camarillo and Port Hueneme. Founded in 1905, the district currently operates 10 schools (seven comprehensive high schools, one continuation high school, one middle college school and one adult school). More than 300,000 residents live within district, which employs over 700 teachers and oversees the education of over 20,000 students with an annual operating budget of over $170 million.