Program encourages girls to pursue careers using math and science

May 04, 2012

Gadgets, Gizmos, and Gigabytes: Classrooms of the 21st Century, Cell-A-Bration, Dazzling Databases, “Sparkling” with Chemistry, DNA Detectives, and The Science of Color in Cosmetics are just a few of the workshops being offered this year during the 16th annual program to encourage young women to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) on Friday, May 11, at Penn State York. Pathways to Your Future: Exploring STEM Careers begins at 8:45 a.m. in the Conference Center of the Main Classroom Building on campus. Registration begins at 8 a.m.

Seventh grade girls, their teachers and some parents representing 26 schools (public, private, charter and cyber) will take part in this career awareness program.   Some 315 people (students, parents and teachers) will be participating in the free program.

Pathways to Your Future offers girls the opportunity to explore a variety of job related fields in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The program brings together young women and professional women and men from academia, medicine, government agencies, business and industry for a day of workshops and discussion. Participants can attend three workshops from a list of 20 covering a wide range of topics. The program also provides teachers with information to guide young women toward career opportunities in these fields.
Pathways to Your Future: Exploring STEM Careers is sponsored by Penn State York, the Alice J. Whiteley family, Exelon Nuclear, a Pullo Family Grant and Haas Printing Co. Inc.

For more information, contact Barbara Dennis at 717-771-4128 or  For information the day of the program, contact Emily Wenk at 717-515-8795 or Suzanne Gladfelter at 717-968-1975.


  • Participants in Pathways to Your Future: Exploring STEM Careers at Penn State York learn how a squid is able to survive in the ocean during a workshop presented by representatives from the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Md.

    IMAGE: Barbara Dennis

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Last Updated May 07, 2012