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Girl Power!

February 8, 2020

Are you interested in a career using science, technology, engineering or math (STEM)?

Would you like to learn more about emerging careers in these fields?
Then this fun-filled day of learning is sure to inspire you to become our next generation of science, technology, engineering, and math career women.

The full-day program consists of interactive workshops and fun opportunities to meet leading women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) areas of expertise.

During the day, you can expect: 

  • To experience an inspirational keynote speech by a local female leader in a STEM field
  • Meet successful women working as experts in STEM fields, and work directly with them in hands-on career-specific workshops and activities
  • Expand knowledge of STEM industries and emerging career paths

Schedule for the day: 

8:30am - Registration
9am - 12pm - Morning workshops with over 30 STEM professionals
12:15 - 1:30pm - Lunch and Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sandrine Mubenga, PhD, PE, Electrical Engineer
1:30 - 5pm - Explore Imagination Station and enjoy more than 30 hands-on activities provided by STEM professionals throughout the science center

What is Girl Power?

Since 2014, we have hosted this exciting day of exploration for girls. This extraordinary annual event offers young ladies in grades 3 - 8 the opportunity to meet women in the STEM fields and learn more about available careers in STEM fields.

Attendees hear from an inspiring keynote speaker, experience a question and answer session with a panel of STEM professionals, watch a special EXTREME demonstration from Imagination Station, participate in hands-on activities prepared by STEM professionals and explore the science center.

Speakers and Activities 

2020 Keynote Speaker

Dr. Sandrine Mubenga, PhD, PE, Electrical Engineer
Professor at The University of ToledoSandrine photo 1

Dr. Mubenga is a highly skilled electrical engineer, with research areas in battery management systems, electric vehicles, and renewable energy systems. She is the founder of the STEM DRC Initiative, a nonprofit organization that aims to encourage Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Dr. Mubenga is also the founder and CEO of SMIN Power Group, a solar developer with offices in the USA and Democratic Republic of the Congo. In 2017, she was the Winner of Africa’s Most Influential Women Award in Engineering and Manufacturing by CEO Magazine.


Meet more incredible women in STEM: 
  • Sara Floyd, Principal Analytical Instrumentation Specialist, Owens-Illinois
  • Kelly Heidbreder, Meteorologist, WTOL
  • Jessica Hyde, Landscape Architect, The Collaborative
  • Karen Karl, Senior Estimating Engineer, Lathrop
  • Dr. Angelica Vazquez-Ortega, Assistant Professor, Bowling Green State University

Learn and experiment with fun activities like: 

  • Marshmallow Bridges
  • Alka-Seltzer Rockets
  • And so much more! 



Members: $20 for participants; $10 for chaperones
Non-Members: $25 for participants; $15 for chaperones 

Participant pricing includes: Hands-on morning workshops with STEM professionals, lunch, keynote speaker, admission to the science center after lunch with special activities throughout the building and more! 

Chaperone pricing includes*: A day at Imagination Station with your participant and lunch. 


*At least one chaperone must accompany a participant to Girl Power. One chaperone may accompany up to seven participants. 

Not a member? 
Become a member today and receive a discount off Girl Power and many other benefits!  
Learn more here. 

Are you a STEM professional?

If you work in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) field or currently studying to become a STEM professional, we want to hear from you. We are currently looking for female role models to be a part of Girl Power!

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We are here to help. If you have a question about Girl Power, or want to partner with us for Girl Power 2020, contact us at 419.244.2674. 

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