Workshop aims to promote interest in STEM fields among middle school girls

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By Renee Larr

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A group of Carmel High School students is working to change the underrepresentation of women in fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Carmel TechHOUNDS will host its second Women in Technology Workshop from noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 12 at Carmel High School. It is open to middle school-aged girls.

“TechHOUNDS is a robotics team that is involved with the first robotics competition for inspiration and recognition of science and technology,” said Linnea Schultz, CHS senior and TechHOUNDS member.

The workshop will focus on a variety of hands-on science, technology and engineering activities at five stations.

“The middle school girls learn about things like CAD, robotics and programming. We will also have an egg-drop station,” Schultz said. “We’re trying to get girls involved in STEM from an early age. It’s also completely student run.”

The workshop will also host experts in STEM fields.

“We have female professionals from the field or college students who are majoring in chemistry or another math or science field to come speak at the workshop,” Schultz said. “The girls can get the experience of professionals and what they do. If the really like this field here’s what they can do to in the future if they decide to go into a STEM field.”

The cost to attend is $10, and the workshop is open to any middle school-aged girl, not just Carmel residents.

For more, or to register, visit techhounds.com.

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