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9/11/2018 - Register by Oct. 7 for STEM Program at Vo-Tech

Register by Oct. 7 for STEM Program at Vo-Tech


BRIDGEWATER – Somerset County Freeholder Patricia Walsh invites girls in grades seven and eight to participate in the Commission on the Status of Women’s third annual STEM program.

It will be held Saturday, Oct. 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School on Vogt Drive. Lunch will be provided. The day also will include science games and prizes.

The free event is open to Somerset County residents only and is limited to 90 girls. Pre-registration is required. Register by Oct. 7 by completing and emailing the application form at www.co.somerset.nj.us/STEM to SCCSWomen@gmail.com

Organized by the county Commission on the Status of Women, the program is specifically designed to encourage seventh- and eighth-grade girls to prepare for future success in science, technology, engineering and math fields.

Program sponsors include ExxonMobil, RWJBarnabas Health and the Somerset County Library System.

There will be three interactive areas for learning about science and engineering while developing valuable teambuilding skills. There also will be a panel of successful STEM women to provide insights, answer questions and discuss possible mentoring opportunities.

The Commission on the Status of Women serves as an advisory board to the Board of Chosen Freeholders to address present and potential needs of women and to develop a greater public awareness of women’s issues. Email Commissioner Beverly Briggs-Lawson at SCCSWomen@gmail.com with any questions about the STEM program.

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