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Hassan headings Girls Innovation Day

By Nik Beimler

DURHAM– Women make up about half of the college-educated workforce in the country, but just about 30 percent of the science and engineering labor force, inning accordance with a 2016 study by the National Science Foundation.That issue was the

topic of U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan’s speech to New Hampshire high school ladies on Thursday early morning in the Paul Creative Arts Center Auditorium at the University of New Hampshire. “We’re much better off when males and females are both in management positions,” stated Hassan, D-NH.” Not just for individual females, which is very important in itself, but likewise for the success of any enterprise they get in into.”About 200 high school women from across the state gathered to hear Hassan speak and get involved in the 2017 Girls Technology Day, which is part of an effort to engage young women in the fields of Science, Innovation, Engineering and Mathematics(STEM ). In addition to Hassan’s speech, students participated in hands-on STEM-related activities with UNH professors and trainees, along with about 20 market partners, including agents from Dell Computers and the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.” It’s really heartening to me to see numerous girls thinking about the STEM fields,”Hassan said.

“You will find that if you stay with it, you’re going to have terrific opportunities moving on. “The freshman senator highlighted some job opportunity near house, saying that New Hampshire business are aiming to fill hundreds of jobs in science and engineering fields. “There’s simply huge potential in regards to exactly what tasks and future you want to have,” Hassan stated.”But we also need you as people to

understand this technology and to lead in it so that we can make great decisions about it.” While she was governor, Hassan formed a STEM Task Force to evaluate, analyze and improve the state’s implementation of STEM education. She touted that and other efforts throughout Thursday’s gathering.Students likewise heard from Abby Kaczera, a senior chemical engineering major at UNH, who interned with Apple in California last summer season. Kaczera told the students to remain focused and

keep an excellent work ethic.Hassan ended her speech with a call to action for the girls in attendance.” I want you to understand how much we require you, not only in the work force but in your communities and in your democracy to blaze a trail forward,”she stated.

“We are at a really amazing and a really challenging time in American history

and in world history. … You all have the opportunity to pursue STEM not just for your own sake, which is fine. You should. You have the opportunity to end up being skilled, confident leaders, and we need you.”


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