UWSP group attends AAFCS National Conference
UW-Stevens Point had six representatives attend the 104th annual American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) National Conference in Houston, Texas June 26-29. The conference featured more than 700 family and consumer sciences and allied professionals who shared their strategies and research that help individuals and families thrive in times of change and transition.
Three current UWSP students (Julie Martin, Laura Neumann and Dayleen Yoerger) and three 2013 graduates who have jobs as FCS educators (Rebekah Catalano, Angel Froelich and Annika Olson) attended sessions where they gained knowledge of growing and changing family and consumer sciences programs.
FCS is the comprehensive body of skills, research and knowledge that helps people make informed decisions about their well being, relationships, and resources to achieve optimal quality of life. The field represents many areas, including human development, personal and family finance, housing and interior design, food science, nutrition, and wellness, textiles and apparel, and consumer issues.