A GEM Affair - Girls Engaging Mentors

The event showcased 16 women that are in very diverse STEM-related and non-traditional occupations such as: Electrical Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Environmentalist, Pharmacist/Drug Patent Attorney, Water Quality Biologist, Accountant, Architect. The non-traditional occupations were represented by District Judge, State Representative, Funeral Director, Heavy Equpment Operator,Military Recruiter and 3 Busines Entrepreneurs. The 145 - 9th grade girls were divided into small groups and then rotated through the different classrooms where each Mentor shared their career journey with the students.

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Program Contact Info
First Name: 
Paula
Last Name: 
McMillin
Title: 
Executive Director
Location: 
135 W. Washington Street
New Castle, PA 16101
United States
Program Details
Year Established: 
2012
Program Focus: 
General Science
Program Focus: 
Technology
Program Focus: 
Engineering
Program Focus: 
Math
Program Focus: 
Computer Science
Program Focus: 
Entrepreneurship
Girls served annually: 
145
Boys served annually: 
0
Does your program focus on serving youth with disabilities?: 
No
Organization Info
Organization Name: 
Lawrence County School-to-Work
Organization Contact Info
First Name: 
Paula
Last Name: 
McMillin
Title: 
Robotics Coach
Location: 
135 W. Washington Street
New Caslte, PA
United States
Phone: 7246523619
Slug: 
a-gem-affair-girls-engaging-mentors-2

Collaboration Interests

working with K-12 schools

Populations Served

middle/junior

Available Resources/Activities

mentoring
job shadowing
girls interested in STEM
facilities/physical space

Needed Resources/Activities

mentoring
funding/sponsorship

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