Speed School event spotlights girls in science, technology, engineering, math

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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The J.B. Speed School of Engineering is hosting girls April 14 for the first Girls Rule STEM Summit, a fun day camp designed to encourage careers in science, technology, engineering and math.

     It will feature hands-on sessions for girls in grades 5-12 to engage them in STEM content and give them access to women in engineering.

     “Although women make up nearly half of the American workforce, they hold only a quarter of the jobs in STEM fields,” said Jessica Newsom, an academic counselor and outreach coordinator in the Speed School. “The goal of the Speed School is to change these statistics.”

     Registration is $25 and is required online.

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    Janet Cappiello covers student success for the Office of Communications and Marketing. She has more than 30 years’ experience in journalism, including working for The Associated Press and magazines such as Vegetarian Times and Sustainability: The Journal of Record. She has been at UofL since 2014.