STEM Program Sign-up by Oct. 4

Posted on September 3, 2019

Girls in grades seven and eight are invited to apply to the Somerset County Commission on the Status of Women’s fourth annual STEM program. The event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School located on Vogt Drive. The program is limited to 90 girls. The deadline to apply is Oct. 4.

The STEM program is specifically designed to encourage and prepare seventh- and eighth-grade girls for successful careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.

This is an excellent opportunity for girls to learn about technical disciplines while developing valuable team-building skills. They will also have the chance to interact with a panel of successful STEM women who will provide insights, answer questions and discuss possible mentoring opportunities.

Participants will play educational games, win prizes, interact with mentors who are successful STEM members, and enjoy a lunch that will be provided at the event. The free event is open to Somerset County residents only. Applications must be received by Oct. 4. To obtain an application form visit www.co.somerset.nj.us/STEM. Send a completed application form to SCCOSW.STEM2019@Gmail.com.

This event is organized by the Somerset County Commission on the Status of Women and is sponsored by ExxonMobil, RWJBarnabas Health and Bricks 4 Kidz.

The Commission on the Status of Women serves as an advisory panel to the Board of Chosen Freeholders with a mission to address the present and potential needs of women, and to help develop a greater public awareness of women’s issues.

Source: Somerset County Office of Public Information