Gulfport High School encouraging young women to consider STEM careers
Gulfport High School and Mississippi Power are hosting an event to encourage young women to consider STEM careers.
According to the American Association of University Women, women make up only 28 percent of the workforce in science, technology, engineering, and math.
Men vastly outnumber women majoring in most STEM fields in college.
Hosting this all-day STEM event gives the ladies a chance to see the possibilities of career choices in STEM through hands-on learning. Engineering and Robotics Instructor Don Keyser said, “It’s important to expose the young ladies in elementary school that this is an opportunity that they can pursue as well other than nursing or culinary or some of the fields that are traditional for them. This is non traditional for females. It’s very exciting to have more females involved in engineering.”
Volunteers also helped by sharing their experiences with the students.