Edison plans STEMM expo for teens


PIQUA — Edison State Community College will host the 13th annual Women in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine) Expo, Dec. 7. The daylong program is designed to help boost interest in STEMM career fields among young women in grades 8 to 12.

According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, in 2017, women filled 47 percent of all U.S. jobs in 2015 but held only 24 percent of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) jobs. Likewise, women constitute slightly more than half of college-educated workers but makeup only 25 percent of college-educated STEM workers.

“The STEMM Expo is a great way to enable young women to explore different career paths and help to connect them with inspiring women who are currently working in STEMM careers,” said Sandra Streitenberger, associate professor of accounting and business and Women in STEMM Expo coordinator.

Throughout the day, participants will have the opportunity to explore various aspects of STEMM careers through hands-on learning with industry professionals. Past events have included sessions ranging from medical laboratory diagnostics and information technology to engineering and animal science.

For information, visit www.edisonohio.edu/STEMM or email sstreitenberger@edisonohio.edu.