In May five of Hoover Middle School’s seventh-grade girls had an opportunity to attend the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) workshop hosted by the American Association of University of Women (AAUW).
The purpose of this program is to provide middle school girls with interactive workshops featuring dynamic women scientists, engineers and health care specialists, and showcase opportunities for women in scientific careers.
The five students, along with Ms. Hicks, had a fantastic day learning about careers in these fields. The students were able to choose three workshops that they were interested attending for the day including topics such as meteorology, robotics in nursing, and forensic art. The keynote and closing speakers focused on encouraging young women to pursue their interests in the sciences.