Due to unforeseen circumstances, we can no longer offer the GPS conference.  Please see the following links for other options:

Girls of Promise (Women’s Foundation)

Girls in STEM at the Museum of Discovery

UCA STEM Institute

We enjoyed hosting the conference for the past 10 years.

We appreciate your support.

                                        GPS in Action!

Girl Power in STEM (GPS) is a unique opportunity for 8th graders in Arkansas to gain hands-on experience and learn about the role women play in careers related to science, technology, engineering, and math.  The event is hosted on the campus at the University of Central Arkansas (UCA).  Attendees will interact directly with female professionals (primarily from Arkansas) and current UCA students to develop a greater understanding of their own potential and power. This exceptional event will encourage students to pursue academic excellence in their high school and college years, as well as providing them with a “college day” experience. Girl Power in STEM aims to empower students at a time in their life when they tend to lose interest in science. Eighth grade is a pivotal age, when students internalize negative stereotypes that discourage academic achievement and face increased peer expectations and social pressures. This conference commends students for both their current successes and future potential, and gives attendees the chance to visualize what they can become if they aim high and continue to achieve. In addition, when attendees hear from women who came from similar backgrounds and towns, they learn that with hard work and support, careers in these fields are attainable and rewarding!

Our conference continues to focus on highlighting the role that women play in STEM. However, did you notice the change in our language for this year’s conference?  The conference is open to ALL Arkansas students regardless of gender.  If you have boys that would be interested in attending and learning more about STEM careers please register them!

2022 Registration Form

Permission Slip

Volunteer Registration

GPS Agenda 2022

GPS Evaluation

GPS is on Facebook

 Follow GPS on Twitter

GPS on Instagram

Media Release Form

Speaker Registration Form

Sponsorship Levels

Tier 1 – $5,000 and above (Presenting or Conference Sponsor)
Tier 2 – $2,500 – $4,999 (Gold Sponsor)
Tier 3 – $1,000 – $2,499 (Silver Sponsor)
Tier 4 – $500 – $999 (Bronze Sponsor)
Tier 5 – $250 – $499 (Partner Sponsor)
Donations less than $250 will be considered ‘friends or supporters.’

GPS 2022 Platinum

GPS 2022 Gold Sponsors:

  • Acxiom T-Shirt Sponsor

GPS 2022Silver Sponsors:

  • Community Foundation

GPS 2022 Bronze Sponsors:

  • Paps Johns Pizza

  • Rogers Group

  • Conway Corporation

GPS 2022 Partner Sponsors:

  • Conway Regional Hospital 

  • UCA Admission

  • Baptist Health Conway

  • Entergy

  • Virco

  • Julie’s Sweet Shoppe

  • US Pizza