Presenting STEM opportunities to young women students

  • Posted: Monday, March 1, 2021, 12:47 pm

Introduce a Girl to Engineering event with guest speakers and students

AMARILLO, Texas – According to Pew Researchers, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) graduates earn approximately 24% more than their counterparts in non-STEM fields. Overall, among adults with a STEM college major, women are more likely than men to work in a STEM occupation (56% vs. 49%) such as nursing or pharmacy, but 38% of women and 53% of men with a college major in computers or computer science are employed in a computer occupation. And women with a college degree in engineering are less likely than men who majored in these fields to be working in an engineering job (24% vs. 30%).

For the last few years, Pantex has backed the Introduce a Girl to Engineering (IGTE) project, in an effort to increase the number of young women entering the STEM field. Often times, these successful candidates become part of the Pantex family as we are continually searching for talented professionals to join us in our on-going mission of securing the nation.

We are excited about STEM efforts and young women at Region 16, AISD, West Texas A&M, and Texas Tech Universities. These educational institutes are also dedicated to present STEM opportunities and unveil the potential these careers hold for students. Pantex, managed by Consolidated Nuclear Security, and these organizations have joined forces with their efforts and are presenting new and vital information with this IGTE conference today.

Due to COVID-19 and social distancing restrictions, we are not able to host our annual event with dozens of students seeing STEM demonstrations and meeting with Pantex employees to discuss their potential futures.


Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC 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. CNS member companies include Bechtel National, Inc.; Leidos, Inc.; ATK Launch Systems, Inc.; and SOC LLC. Pantex and Y-12 are key facilities in the U.S. Nuclear Security Enterprise, and CNS performs its work with a focus on performance excellence and the imperatives of safety, security, zero defects and delivery as promised.

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Steve Myers
Office (806) 573.6032