The 3rd Year of CAPE offered 200 middle school girls the opportunity to jump in and try their hand at a range of STEM interests. There was something for every girl to test the waters on her own path to a possible future career. The speakers were U.S. Representative Kilmer, master coder Corinne Pingul, and school board member Deborah Krishnadasan.
Many people might not be aware that CAPE also offered 50 female high school students the chance to volunteer and learn alongside the girls. I spoke with several seniors who told me they are excited to come back year after year because they love seeing the excitement and joy on the faces of the younger students as they get to learn about careers in STEM sometimes for the first time.
After the presentations in the gym, the girls headed out to three career workshops led by community mentors. These sessions give students a chance to have a focused and hands-on experience in the things they are interested in. You can see some pictures of the sessions below, including endovascular surgery simulation, small animal veterinary session, coding with a software engineer, by swiping right or left.
Thank you to Joy Giovanini and her team, for putting on a great event!
Image credit: Alexa Shanafelt for images used in this article.