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Wings of Women STEM Conference for middle- and high-school-aged girls

Air traffic controller Sarah K. explores her career with students at the 2022 WOW STEM Conference.

Registration is now live for the International Women’s Air & Space Museum’s (IWASM) 2023 Wings of Women (WOW) STEM Conference. This unique event for middle and high-school-aged young women welcomes students across northeast Ohio to explore potential STEM careers, engage in hands-on activities, and learn from mentors in small group settings.

The 2023 WOW Conference welcomes keynote speakers Dr. Claudette Owens, electrical engineer and cybersecurity expert, and retired US Army colonel and Mary Miller, chief operating officer of Veteran Victory Alliance.  They will be joined by other women in natural and wildlife sciences, aviation manufacturing, aerospace engineering, astronomy, and more.  Hosted at IWASM in Burke Lakefront Airport, students will learn about the women who’ve come before and have the opportunity to find the right fit for their future career and education goals.

WOW takes place on Saturday, October 14, 2023, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Registration is free, but prior application is required.  Participants will receive a light breakfast, lunch, a commemorative T-shirt, and information about colleges and universities nationwide.  The registration deadline is October 11, 2023. For more information and to register, visit

IWASM is a 501(c)3 nonprofit museum with the mission to preserve, educate, and inspire its communities about the history and culture of women in all areas of aviation and aerospace.  Located inside Cleveland’s Burke Lakefront Airport, exhibits are free of charge seven days a week from 8 am-8 pm, offering guided tours and programs by appointment.