CCSD's STEM initiative wants to help girls reach for the stars

Clark County School District | September 27, 2019

The demand for jobs in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, or STEM is on the rise. Nevada STEM Hub says demand for these jobs is growing by 14 percent. Now, a local program in the Clark County School District is trying to help meet that need. Around 50 middle school girls are blasting off on a mission. It's not to space, at least not yet, but maybe one day as they explore career paths in the STEM world. Snehal Bhaka runs The #GirlsinSTEM and #GirlsinTech initiative for the Clark County School District. He watched as students listened to experts explain their careers, do hands-on activities and watch the 3D space exploration film Touch The Stars.

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More than 1,000 middle-school girls have joined ExxonMobil for the company’s 16th annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, which aims to inspire female students to consider engineering as a career. Over several days, employees from ExxonMobil and its subsidiary XTO Energy across the United States led students through interactive activities that range from chemistry to physics.

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More than 1,000 middle-school girls have joined ExxonMobil for the company’s 16th annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, which aims to inspire female students to consider engineering as a career. Over several days, employees from ExxonMobil and its subsidiary XTO Energy across the United States led students through interactive activities that range from chemistry to physics.

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