According to research from the trailblazing American Association of University Women (AAUW) advocacy group, females make up less than one-third of the workforce in fields related to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) with men outnumbering women when it comes to college STEM majors.
To encourage middle school girls to explore STEM education and career opportunities, the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) is hosting its second annual “Girls in STEM” event at the SMUD Museum of Science and Curiosity (MOSAC) on Saturday, March 25 (4:45–8 p.m.).
“Girls in STEM” attendees will enjoy inspiring presentations by women in the STEM field, including Jasmine Myles, Bio-Consumables Production Manager for Agilent Technologies in Folsom. They will get to participate in a hands-on engineering design challenge, plus an opportunity to discuss career opportunities with community partners while touring the museum. The event is designed to celebrate and promote STEM education and career opportunities, encouraging girls to pursue STEM-related careers.
- Register Online—Space is limited, so register early! Participants will receive a confirmation email one week before the event with additional details.
- Driving directions and parking information
“Girls in STEM” is open to female students in grades 6–8. Although the program’s focus is on girls, all are welcome to attend, regardless of gender identity. This includes anyone who identifies as non-binary or female, regardless of assignment at birth.
For questions or additional details, please call (916) 228-2275.
Update 3/15/23: Added speaker information.