NSU University School students were so inspired by ITWomen speakers during the school’s recent STEM Week event that many students began thinking how they could immediately focus on their math and science courses now and some started planning on which college courses to target in a few years.
“Thank you for the inspirational stories, real-life application, and your words to help empower our students to reach their dreams in math and science,” NSU University School teacher Kevin Dibert, Mathematics M.S., and Math Team/MAѲ/STEM/WIND Advisor, told ITWomen.
Claire Marrero, president of ITWomen, and Javeshnev A. Azua, were the special guest speakers at the “Women in STEM” session organized by the school’s all GIRL STEM Club Board. The session was part of NSU University School’s first STEM week, held April 11 – 15.
“Your presentation and discussion with our students was not only fascinating, but got them more excited about the many opportunities they have using IT and STEM-related skills in their professions in the future,” said Kevin.
Claire and Javeshnev’s inspirational talks are part of the mission of ITWomen’s Role Model Speakers program.
ITWomen speakers share their experiences to encourage girls in middle school and high school to pursue Technology and Engineering. Once empowered with the knowledge of opportunities offered through Technology and Engineering careers, students can set goals for college degrees and corporate internships in a supportive network.