The STEM conference took place earlier this month.
More than 200 Arlington middle school girls learned about careers in science-, technology-, engineering- and math-related fields at a STEM conference this month. The conference, which took place Nov. 3 at Kenmore Middle School, brought 19 professional women from a variety of STEM fields to talk to the girls about possible career paths. The event was sponsored by the Arlington branch of the American Association of University Women and Arlington Public Schools. Read more on the STEM conference for Arlington girls.
The conference takes place at Kenmore Middle School on Saturday.
A conference this weekend is hoping to inspire Arlington’s middle school girls to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, or STEM. “Getting a good start in those content areas early is super important for girls today,” said Mary Ann Ullrich, spokeswoman for the conference. About 200 girls (with an accompanying parent) are registered for the event sponsored by the American Association of University Women, Arlington branch and Arlington Public Schools. The girls can choose from 20 workshops hands-on workshops with a variety of professionals including environmental engineers, patent attorneys and biomedical engineers. “We’ve tried to cover all those areas relating to science or math or engineering,” Ullrich said. The …