The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) chapter on the Christian Brothers University (CBU) campus is offering a free spring S.T.E.M. workshop for girls in sixth through twelfth grades. The focus will be on Electrical Engineering and Chemical Engineering and give girls a better understanding of S.T.E.M. programs and careers in those fields. The organization hosted a fall workshop last year that was student-led by CBU SWE, undergraduate sophomores Yuliana Luna and Georgina Johns. Both students are involved again with the spring workshop that will be held on Thursday, February 25 from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the campus.
Although Yuliana and Georgina both knew they had an interest in engineering, they agree that girls attending the workshop do not have to be already interested in the field. The workshop will provide an opportunity for girls to learn more about both areas of engineering that offer so many possibilities and are often not pursued by females. Their goal is to encourage girls to consider engineering, or any S.T.E.M. program, when it comes to choosing a course of study and career.
Two workshops will be held on the day, with one for sixth through eighth graders and a second for ninth through twelfth graders. There will be discussions, demonstrations and hands-on opportunities. Let your S.T.E.M. confident daughter learn more about her area of interest. Also, encourage your daughter who may not have any interest in the S.T.E.M. areas to attend the workshop, so she may learn more about what “she knows she already doesn’t like”. After the workshop, she will definitely know either way.
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