Courage, fearlessness and determination are not just qualities that professionals in careers like law enforcement need. These are just some of the attributes Western Wayne students, who attended the Women in Science Symposium, learned are necessary when taking on a career in the ever-expanding science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields that are predominantly male.
Female students from Western Wayne High and Middle Schools had the opportunity to attend this event which was hosted by the Wayne Pike Workforce Alliance and the Lacawac Sanctuary& Biological Field Station. Students from local schools gathered at the Heritage Nightclub at Woodloch Resort on Tuesday, September 19, for an information-filled day.
The purpose of the event was to give students like women, minorities and other underdeveloped groups information on career paths consisting of STEM which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education. Students got to meet with representatives from local colleges to discuss career options, hear presentations from female, working professionals and had the opportunity to speak with these professionals after the presentations finished. Pictured are Western Wayne students in grades 8 through 10 who attended.