ACU to facilitate STEM exploration

Posted April 16, 2012

On April 21, the university will host GROW with STEM, a day for middle school-aged girls to explore science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Participants will interact with professors and university students from the departments of physics, psychology, chemistry, biology, exercise science, and speech and language pathology. High school-aged girls from AISD's Academy of Technology, Engineering, Math and Science (ATEMS) will also be on hand to share their experiences with their middle school counterparts.

"Our goal is to provide middle school girls with female role models and to increase their understanding of the variety of careers available for women in the STEM fields," says Dr. Jennifer Shewmaker, director of the School Psychology Training program.

GROW with STEM will take place in the Money Recreation Center Room 250 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Register for the STEM program, or visit STEM for Girls online for more information.