The Y-12 National Security Complex says it is helping to open doors and close the gender gap in engineering fields.
In February, Y-12 hosted its eighth annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering at the siteâ€™s New Hope Center. The one-day event, held in conjunction with Engineers Week, gave young female students an opportunity to discover and explore science, technology, engineering, and math (or STEM) careers alongside Y-12 and Uranium Processing Facility Project scientists and engineers, a press release said.
More than 300 middle- and high-school students from seven area counties attended this yearâ€™s event. About 100 engineers, scientists, and other volunteersâ€”most from Y-12, the Uranium Processing Facility Project, and the Oak Ridge chapter of Women in Nuclearâ€”supported the event, which encouraged students to connect their math and science skills to careers in STEM fields, the press release said. [Read more…]