Professionals in the STEM World are inspiring future female innovators in Pike and Wayne County.
Stem technology can be found in every classroom teaching students the possibility of a successful career in the field.
Today was the 5th annual Women in Science Symposium hosted by Lackawac Sanctuary and Workforce Alliance.
There was a whole lot of girl power packed inside Woodloch Pines resort this afternoon.
“This is the best turnout I have ever seen and I am so inspired to see how it’s grown.” said organizer, Dr. Katie Leonard of Johnson college.
Close to 300 female students in the Poconos attended the 5th annual Women in Science Symposium.
“This has been a very enlightening experience for me. “
Marie Crugnale, a sophomore at Wallenpaupack High School, appreciated the opportunity to learn from women with careers in science, technology, engineering and math.
“Its honestly insane, just to see how the careers these women have and what they grew from right here in Pennsylvania is absolutely insane. “
The girls had the chance to meet with women who worked in a wide range of STEM careers from Vet Techs to Welders.
“Its really fascinating to me and it really opened my eyes to a lot of different careers to me that I never knew existed. “
Organizers find women are often overlooked in typically male dominated careers.
“There is this perception that we struggle in math and science, but the facts are, we really don’t”
And Leonard hopes today inspired some of these girls to pursue careers they may have never considered.
“There are endless opportunities waiting for you. Educational opportunities, work opportunities and really the sky is the limit. “
Organizers are hoping the event grows even bigger next year.