Erie area middle school girls spend the week learning about all things “STEM” through a special educational program.
GE Transportation and Penn State Behrend hosted the free week-long camp for nearly 50 seventh and eighth grade girls. The program was designed to stimulate and maintain interest in science, engineering, technology and math. Men far outnumber women in these particular fields.
Cathy Heiman, of Global Communications tells us, “everything you do is somehow connected to STEM… and women have a different perspective. So making sure you’ve got that breadth is extremely important.”