Before students even get to college, the pressure is on to choose a career.
High School girls got to check out some careers in STEM fields Saturday at the Adventure Science Center.
STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and math.
The girls were able to attend different sessions presented by leading professionals in STEM-related careers.
“I think this is just terribly important so that girls can see that there are other young women out there who are interested in the same things they are, and they can see these professionals who have actually succeeded in this field and to know that it’s not just something to dream about, it’s something you can do,” said Tiffany E. Farmer, of the Adventure Science Center.
Women currently make up only 24 percent of the workers in STEM fields.
Those with the Adventure Science Center said they hope events like this will help improve those numbers.