Wednesday, 10 October 2018 12:02

Expanding Horizons aims to involve girls in STEM fields

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ORONO - More than 400 middle school girls took part in a special conference Tuesday at the University of Maine.

Expanding Your Horizons gives young girls an opportunity to meet professional women in the science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, fields.


The girls participated in a variety of hands-on workshops throughout the day and met with UMaine faculty and students who already work in STEM careers


More than 20 middle schools were present at this year's conference.


The Expanding Your Horizons network has conferences at more than 100 sites throughout the world. The program is able to engage about 24,000 girls each year.