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News Release

For Immediate Release
Oct. 13, 2014


Grant Wood AEA
Communications Office

Grant Wood AEA Open Minds, Open Doors Conference planned Oct. 14, 2014

18th year of STEM conference for middle school girls


Cedar Rapids…Grant Wood Area Education Agency will host the Open Minds, Open Doors Conference for middle school girls on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The event will be held at
Coe College
in Cedar Rapids.

Approximately 500 girls in grades 7-8th grades representing 32 schools will participate in the conference, which encourages girls to pursue career fields with foundations in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Over 100 professional women working in STEM-related careers will participate as workshop presenters, exhibitors at the Expo, and as volunteers. Also featured will be presentations by the Rockwell Collins Road Show, LuminAID and the STEM Expo.

The Open Minds, Open Doors Conference originated in 1996 as an initiative of the Cedar Rapids Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) with support from Coe College. To learn more about the Open Minds, Open Doors Conference, contact Susie Green, GWAEA student programs specialist, ext. 6775 or e-mai

Grant Wood AEA provides educational services for 32 public school districts and 22 approved nonpublic schools in Benton, Cedar, Iowa, Johnson, Jones, Linn, and Washington counties.

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