Waukesha STEM Academy encourages engineering careers for girls

Waukesha Now: The Saratoga STEM Academy overflowed with girl power.

During the STEM for Girls/ STEM para chicas event earlier this month, the emphasis was getting girls interested in engineering careers by participating in a variety of activities presented by women in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics careers.

The event, now in its sixth year, hosted around 100 fourth to eighth-grade girls in the Waukesha School District, including many from the Waukesha STEM Academy.

This year the STEM for Girls event hosted more than 25 presenters and many local businesses and STEM companies, including Kohl’s, the Wisconsin Humane Society, GE Healthcare and Rockwell Automation, among others.

“The event not only looks to bring in women who are role models, but to show girls that it can be fun and interactive,” said Genny Lambert, the event coordinator. “We want to broaden their horizons.”

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