23rd Annual STEAM Girls Count Conference a Success; The 24th Annual Program is going Full STEAM Ahead Despite the Pandemic!

The 23rd Annual AAUW Greater Naples Branch Invitational STEAM Girls Count Conference was held February 1, 2020 at Golden Gate High School, in conjunction with the Collier County Public Schools’ STEAM Expo. More than twenty professionals and STEAM specialists shared their enthusiasm and expertise with 90 fifth-grade girls from (“CCPS”) along with their families who attended the Conference despite the rain.  We were disappointed that we were unable to serve more girls this year but plan to serve 150 fifth-grade girls in CCPS schools via our 2021 STEAM in a Box Program.   Congratulations to Chair Nancy Beights, Vice Chair Cathy Hackney and the entire STEAM Conference team for the successful 2020 program!


The 2021 Steam in a Box program will offer 150 fifth-grade girls in Collier County Public Schools STEM project kits to complete at home, the book, Girls Think of Everything, written and signed by Kathleen Thimmesh, about women scientists and inventors, and links to videos of local women in STEAM careers. Many thanks to Charmaine Klein, who is Chairing the 24th annual STEAM program, and the whole committee!

We look forward to resuming our live STEAM Girls Count Conference with hands-on workshops for the girls in 2022.

2021 STEAM Videos
Descriptor: This link will take you to the 4 2021 STEAM videos for you to watch and evaluate.  Please make sure you have your paper evaluation on hand so you can take notes on each video.