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Fourteen St. Markers Attend Girls STEM Summit
Fourteen St. Markers Attend Girls STEM Summit

On Sunday, April 8, fourteen girls from St. Mark's attended the annual Girls STEM Summit at Regis College in Weston, MA.

Sponsored by Jr.Tech, the Girls STEM Summit is a one-day exploration serving high school girls in grades 8–12 interested in pursuing STEM careers. Jr.Tech's mission is to engage students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), broadening students' awareness of career paths in STEM, increasing STEM skills, and encouraging a lifelong interest in STEM.

Throughout the day, the Summit participants heard from women in a variety of STEM careers. The day began with a keynote speaker who is a senior electrical engineer for Raytheon. The girls then went through five 50-minute- long career sessions where they did hands on activities in Chromatography, Cyber Security, Weather Analytics and Big Data, Architecture, and Diagnostic Medical Sonography.

The two most frequent highlights the attendees mentioned were: getting to do a sonogram on a "patient" and see their heart beat, and learning how to hack into a laptop or a router.

Accompanied by veteran SM math teacher Karen Bryant, the St. Markers had a positive and productive experience at this year's Girls STEM Summit.