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Pathways Program Encourages Girls to Explore Careers Using Math and Science

Students participating in the Marine Science Exploration workshop have the opportunity to dissect a squid and learn how it is able to survive in the ocean.
Students participating in the Marine Science Exploration workshop have the opportunity to dissect a squid and learn how it is able to survive in the ocean.
5/3/2013 —

 

Ask Marilyn (or not), Gadgets, Gizmos, and Gigabytes: Classrooms of the 21st Century, the Science of Color in Cosmetics, When you Can’t Breathe Nothing Else Matters, and From TV to Eggs:  the Wide World of Weather are just a few of the 20 workshops being offered this year during the 17th annual program to encourage young women to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) on Friday, May 10 at Penn State York. Pathways to Your Future: Exploring STEM Careers begins at 8:45 a.m. in the Conference Center of the Main Classroom Building. Registration begins at 8 a.m.

Seventh grade girls, their teachers, and some parents representing 29 schools (public, private, charter, and cyber) will take part in this career awareness program. More than 240 people (students, parents, and teachers) will be participating in the free program.

Pathways to Your Future offers girls the opportunity to explore a variety of job related fields in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The program brings together young women and professional women and men from academia, medicine, government agencies, business, and industry for a day of workshops and discussion. Participants can attend three workshops from a list of 20 covering a wide range of topics.  The program also provides teachers with information to guide young women toward career opportunities in these fields.

Pathways to Your Future: Exploring STEM Careers is sponsored by Penn State York, Rutter’s, Exelon Generation, York Traditions Bank, a Pullo Family Grant, and Haas Printing Co. Inc.

Schools participating in the program are: Agora Cyber Charter School, Central York Middle School, Christian School of York, Dallastown Middle School, Dover Intermediate School, E.H. Markle Intermediate (Southwestern), George A Smith Middle School (Solanco School District), Hanover Middle School, Harrisburg Academy, Helen Thackston Charter School, Lancaster Mennonite, Northeastern Middle School, Northern York County Middle School, Peaceful Valley Home School, Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School, PA Virtual Charter School, Red Lion Christian, Red Lion Junior High, Shrewsbury Christian Academy, South Eastern Middle School East, Southern Middle School, Spring Grove Middle School, St. Theresa School, STEM Academy, Swift Middle School  (Solanco School District), West York Middle School, York Catholic, York Home School Association, Inc., and York Suburban Middle School.

For more information, please contact Barbara Dennis at (717) 771-4128 or bhd5@psu.edu. For information the day of the program, please contact Suzanne Gladfelter at 968-1975.

 

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