STEM Program for Girls Oct. 15 at Somerset Cty. VoTech

Posted on September 16, 2016

Somerset County Freeholder Director Patricia Walsh invites girls in grades six through eight to participate in a STEM program on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School on Vogt Drive.

The free event is open to Somerset County residents only and is limited to 40 girls. Pre-registration is required. Register by Sept. 30 by completing and emailing the form at http://bit.ly/STEMOct15

Organized by the county Commission on the Status of Women, the program is specifically designed to encourage sixth- through eighth-grade girls to prepare for future success in science, technology, engineering and math fields. Additional sponsors include Bricks 4 Kidz, Team Makers, DesignPoint Solutions and ExxonMobil.

There will be four interactive areas, including designing with plastic bricks, learning and watching 3-D printing in action and learning about engineering, all while developing valuable teambuilding skills.

There also will be a panel of successful STEM women to provide insights, answer questions and discuss possible mentoring opportunities.

The Commission on the Status of Women serves as an advisory board to the Board of Chosen Freeholders to address present and potential needs of women and to develop a greater public awareness of women’s issues. Email sccswomen@gmail.com with any questions about the STEM program.

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Source: Somerset Cty. Office of Information