Campus event to encourage STEM education for girls

girl looking into microscope at STEM program
May 02, 2019

The Adirondack Branch of the American Association of University Women and the SUNY Adirondack Office of Continuing Education will present Girls Go STEM, a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) program for 100 middle school girls, on May 14 on the SUNY Adirondack campus in Queensbury.

Girls Go STEM will feature hands-on workshops in a variety of STEM-related disciplines to give girls an opportunity to engage, learn, explore and meet accomplished women in a collegiate setting.

According to the National Girls Collaborative Project, women fill less than 30 percent of the country’s STEM-related jobs, even though women make up half of the workforce.

Female academics and professionals from SUNY Adirondack, Salem Central School District, SI Group, Hudson Falls Central School, Drs. Kline and Boyd Optometrists, Weather Routing and The Chazen Companies will present workshops to students.  Arlette St. Romain, Principal and Director of Environmental Due Diligence and Brownfields Investigations at The Chazen Companies, will deliver the keynote address.

For more information, contact Yvonne Goodwin in the SUNY Adirondack Office of Continuing Education at 518.743.2238.