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Conference encourages girls to look into STEM field

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

STEM education was the highlight of an all girls conference Saturday.

Arkansas State University hosted a STEM Leadership Conference in conjunction with a grant from the Carl Perkins Workforce Development Foundation.

STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math.

Female students from schools all over Region 8 participated in the conference.

Dr. Cynthia Miller, a STEM instructor at ASU, said the conference is being instructed entirely by women.

Miller said she hopes the girls are able to learn from these female role models and see the unlimited possibilities available in STEM fields.

“Stem is our future,” Miller said. “Science, technology, engineering, and math, if you think about it, almost every job you can think of involves one of those four areas in some ways.”

Some of the workshops included aquatic toxicology, water treatment pH investigations and computer coding.

Miller said they are hosting another girls STEM conference on May 25, at East Arkansas Community College. 

To sign up or get more information, contact Miller at camiller@astate.edu.

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