Gaylord Event Encourages Girls to Explore Science

Science, Technology, Enginneering and Math aren’t always the first carrer paths many young girls might think of, but over the weekend a group hoped to inspire some to think outside the box.

On Saturday, the American Association of University Woman hosted their second annual Tech Savvy event at the Gaylord University Center.

The event gave girls from 6th to 9th grade a chance to learn about many jobs in the science and technical fields.

The event brought in a few hundred students that participated in 7 different programs, including building and launching rockets. Other programs gave students a chance to learn about forensic techniques to identify a situation or problem.

Most of the volunteers involved were women with a science or tech background. They enjoyed sharing the possibilities of future careers with the girls in attendance.

This is the second year this event has been held, and it’s planned to be held a third time next year.

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