STEM Camp in Niles encourages young women to pursue male-dominated career paths
ELKHART, Ind. – Niles middle-schoolers attending a STEM summer session got to learn about the different possibilities in careers typically dominated by men.
STEM – which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics – is a summer camp that focuses on options available in each aforementioned field.
The girls are involved in activities every day that relate to the profession of a guest speaker.
The speaker holds a Q&A session and then the girls reflect on what they learned.
“Women do have power and they can use that power in everything that they do and men just don’t do everything,” Addison Gowen said, a 7th grader attending the STEM camp. “Women are in engineering, science, academics, everything. Women are one of the main keys in the world.”
Speakers from police departments, hospitals and news stations have participated in camp activities.
Their main message is that women can do anything the men do.