Join an inspiring community of female professionals and talented, eager students for St. Margaret’s fifth annual Girls in STEAM Symposium held virtually on Tuesday, April 20, 6 – 7:30 p.m. Girls in STEAM merges the possibilities of STEAM fields—science, technology, engineering, arts and math—with championing the power of girls and women.

The symposium:

  • Celebrates the achievements and amplifies the voices of women in STEAM fields.
  • Allows girls and young women to connect with peers and role models in STEAM fields of interest to them.
  • Highlights the endless possibilities and opportunities for academic and professional paths in STEAM.
  • Provides fun, hands-on STEAM activities for girls to try and experience new things, and to develop and create in collaboration with each other.


Girls in STEAM 2021 will feature four female UCI Grad Slam 2021 finalists, four of UCI’s top graduate students who will share their award-winning research in short, dynamic 3-minute presentations.  St. Margaret’s is also partnering with Dreams for Schools to provide two breakout workshops by age for attendees to engage in STEAM activities with peers and mentors.
Workshop 1: Engineering, for girls in grades 4 – 6, will introduce students to engineering and challenge them to build their own engineering project (needed supplies provided).
Workshop 2: Web Development will introduce girls in grade 7 – 12 to different web languages and use HTML and CSS to code and build their own website.  
Girls in STEAM 2021 is for all girls in grades 4 – 12 — those who are already advanced STEAM scholars and those who just want to check it out and learn more about science, technology, engineering, arts and math because the fields of STEAM need their talents, interests, perspectives and skills.

Register Now!

The event will be held virtually via Zoom this year. Click here to register. There is no cost to attend the event. Deadline to register is April 1, 2021.
Educators, schools and groups for girls from Orange County, Los Angeles and San Diego: please consider sharing this information with your students and encouraging them to attend! Educators and group leaders are welcome to attend as well.

Contact Event Organizer:

Angela Mackenzie
St. Margaret’s Director Educational Technology and Library
Computer Science Department Chair

About Girls in STEAM

The Girls in STEAM Symposium was created by STEAM educators at St. Margaret’s Episcopal School to encourage girls into STEAM courses and academic paths because females in particular are underrepresented in advanced STEAM courses in high school and higher education and in professional fields of industry. Yet, research shows that more diverse workforces, like having a gender balance results in higher efficiency and more creative outcomes—essentially STEAM and the world needs the perspective, talents, ideas and ingenuity of girls and women. Girls in STEAM has been a tremendous success welcoming hundreds of future “Women in STEAM,” from across Southern California and an incredible array of inspiring women leaders in their fields – engineers, scientists and researchers, medical doctors and nurses, computer programmers and technology, and entrepreneurs in conversation, collaboration and celebration of STEAM. Over the years, the event has included key note speaker presentations, hands-on workshops and activities, break-out panel discussions by field, and a mentoring lunch, and presentations from UCI Grad Slam finalists.
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