On December 1st, the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine hosted girls in grades 6-8 for a morning of interactive sessions that introduced students to fields in health science. Attendees chose from 17 different topics to investigate to fill four 30-minute sessions, with topics ranging from chemistry and microbes to medical imaging and biomedical engineering.
Girls Go STEM! organizers hope attendees " discover the exciting world of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) as [the girls] engage in fun, hands-on medical simulations and science experiments, and learn how [they] can make a difference in health care careers." An adult must accompany each student and has an agenda of their own, with presentations for parents on encouraging the next generation of young women to reach their potential.
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