High School Students Discover STEM Careers at College of DuPage
By Jennifer Duda
Local female freshman and sophomore high school students recently spent a day at College of DuPage, investigating careers in the science, technology, engineering and math fields. The Women in STEM Career Day gave students the opportunity to interact with female role models in STEM fields and participate in hands-on activities.
The event included keynote speaker Dr. Amanda Petford-Long, an Argonne Distinguished Fellow in the Materials Science Division at Argonne National Laboratory. In addition to her own research program, Dr. Petford-Long heads Argonne’s Integrated Imaging Institute and is a professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at Northwestern University.
“Thank you so much for allowing us to attend your Women in STEM program,” said a teacher from Metea Valley High School. “It was a fabulous program. I loved the hands-on activities. The girls are still talking about it. Keep up the great work. You are such an asset to have in our county!”
College of DuPage is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Serving approximately 28,000 students each term, College of DuPage is the largest public community college in the state of Illinois. The College grants nine associate degrees and offers more than 170 career and technical certificates in over 50 areas of study. (Art Carillo/Special to College of DuPage)
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