SCSU to Introduce STEM Careers to Girls at Tech Savvy Event
ST. CLOUD -- Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers aren't just for boys. The American Association of University Women and St. Cloud State University are hosting an event, Tech Savvy to introduce girls to STEM careers.
The event is a way to show girls in grades 6-9 how STEM careers can be exciting. Nearly 100 girls and their families are expected to come to Tech Savvy.
The event will go from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. tomorrow (Saturday) at St. Cloud State's ISELF building.
Workshops focusing on astronomy, computer science, engineering, forensic chemistry and biology will be hosted professional women representing STEM fields.
Electrical engineer Jennifer Duffy with Blattner Energy will be giving a keynote address, "STEMing in the Real World."
Duffy says her presentation is used to teach girls about STEM careers and help guide them to a career.
"I'll be talking about what STEM means to me, how I got to where I am today as an electrical engineer, some different options for career opportunities in STEM and some ways to explore whether a STEM career is for them." --Duffy
Sessions and discussion will also be available for parents, teachers and other adults to give information on how to be supportive to young women going in to the STEM fields.