Introduce a Girl to Engineering event
AMARILLO, Texas – Amarillo’s women leaders in science, technology, engineering, and math, or STEM fields, celebrated Engineering Week by encouraging the next generation at “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day” at the Region 16 Education Service Center today.
Hundreds of high school girls from area schools took part in interactive presentation booths designed to encourage their interest in engineering and other technical fields. Currently, less than 20% of students enrolled in engineering degree program are women, yet more women are now pursuing college degrees than men.
Conferences like this help spark interest in STEM courses among young women, outlining the possibilities in the engineering fields. The jobs can literally take someone from jobs around the globe to Disney World.
Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC, Pantex Women in Nuclear, and Pantex Outreach and Leadership Organization are proud to host the conference in partnership with Bell, Excel, West Texas A&M University and Texas Tech University.
This morning’s conference was held this morning at the Region 16 Education Service Center with students meeting up with host professionals to inspire them to consider STEM curriculum in their future career choices.
Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (CNS) operates the Pantex Plant, located in Amarillo, Texas, and the Y-12 National Security Complex, located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, under a single contract for the U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration. Pantex and Y-12 are key facilities in the U.S. Nuclear Security Enterprise, and CNS performs its work with a focus on the absolute priorities of safety, security, quality, mission delivery and cost efficiency.
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