About TAC
The Athena Conference is a one day conference on May 10th, 2014 coordinated by two undergraduate women at the University of Maryland, Baltimore Country. This program will introduce 10th and 11th grade girls to the countless opportunities available in STEM fields, more specifically in the computing and engineering fields.  

What will our day look like? 
8:30 - Check-in/Refreshments
9 - Opening Remarks
9:30 - Guest Speaker #1
10:20 - Guest Speaker #2
11:10 - Student Panel
11:50 - Lunch
12:30 - Guest Speaker #3
1:15 - Guest Speaker #4
2:00 - Competition!
3:20 - Closing Remarks
4 - End of Conference

8:30 - Check-in/Refreshments
9 - Opening Remarks
9:30 - Faculty Presentations
10:30 - Admissions Talk and Campus Tour
12 - End

When/where is TAC taking place?
The Athena Conference will be held on Saturday, May 10th. Check-in will begin in the Atrium of the Engineering building promptly at 8:30am. The conference will proceed mainly in the Engineering building at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, until check-out at 4pm. 

The Registration Process:
Creative and motivated girls who are curious about math, science, or computers and are currently in 10th or 11th grade are qualified to apply. No prior computer experience is necessary! Once you have registered, you can expect to receive an email from the coordinators within a week of April 21st giving you final information about the conference. If you realize you can no longer, attend the conference, PLEASE let us know at least 2 days before the conference or earlier so we can allow students who are on the wait list to take the open spot at the conference. 

Registration will close on April 21th, 2014. 

To register visit Registration.

What did The Athena Conference look like last year?
Take a look at the manual we created for last year's TAC here.

Financial Information
The conference is absolutely FREE! Student participants will receive a free t-shirt, lunch and are eligible to win various raffles and prizes! 
We are sponsored by: 

         Gold Sponsors:
         The College of Computer Science and Engineering @ UMBC (http://www.csee.umbc.edu/)
CSTA - The Computer Science Teacher's Association (http://www.csta.acm.org/)
Cloudera (http://www.cloudera.com/content/cloudera/en/home.html)

Silver Sponsors:
Counter Intelligence (http://cicounters.com/)
The Artemis Project @ UMBC/CS4HS (https://sites.google.com/a/umbc.edu/the-artemis-project-umbc/

Bronze Sponsors:
The Computer Science Education Group @ UMBC (TBD

If you are interested in sponsoring the conference, please contact the coordinators.