STEM career event for middle school girls slated Feb. 22

February 9, 2020

To inspire young women to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, the Sussex County STEM Alliance Inc. will host the third annual Engineering Your Tomorrow event from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Delaware Tech Partnership Center in Georgetown. The event is for girls in sixth to eighth grades and their parents. The girls participate in a full day of STEM immersion, enjoying hands-on engineering and science activities.

“Our nation is experiencing a shortage of qualified STEM talent to fill the open STEM jobs. One of the contributing factors is the significant gender imbalance where 76 percent of STEM careers are filled by men. If we are going to remedy this shortage, we need to attract girls to the fun and fascinating fields of STEM. We are elated to have Avalanche Industries, for the second year in a row, as our presenting sponsor for this important program,” said Mike Maksymow, vice president and chief information officer for Beebe Healthcare and founder of Sussex County STEM Alliance Inc.

Parents will also attend a panel discussion with some of Delaware’s top engineers and STEM-related career representatives. Discussions are held on the importance of supporting the girls' interest in STEM and how to select the appropriate coursework for careers in STEM fields.

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Established in 2017, the Sussex County STEM Alliance’s primary mission is to position Sussex County to be among the national leaders in building STEM awareness, advocacy and advancement.