Curiosity Takes Root
The fifth-annual Maryland STEM Career Fair for Girls at Bryn Mawr provides inspiration and opportunity to girls exploring the possibilities that await them.
It’s just past 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 14, and the Katherine Van Bibber Gymnasium on Bryn Mawr’s campus is a hive of activity. In one corner, aisles of posters display the scientific research conducted by dozens of Bryn Mawr girls. Many of the students stand next to their posters, ready to explain their research to passersby. On the other side of the room, representatives from a variety of STEM businesses and organizations are busy educating teenagers about the myriad career options available to them in the future.
This is Bryn Mawr's fifth-annual Maryland STEM Career Fair for Girls, an exciting event aimed at encouraging more girls to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics – the STEM fields. A core component of the fair is that the representatives of the various companies in attendance are women. The idea is that it is not only important to give girls information about STEM careers, but also role models who can tell them what it’s like to be a woman working in a STEM career.
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