PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Woman Scouts from all through the area are participating in a summer time camp at Jefferson College aimed toward getting extra ladies into science, know-how, engineering and math careers.
Ladies account for lower than 30 % of STEM jobs. Camps like this one are working to spice up publicity.
“We constructed a crane and we constructed a controller to regulate the crane,” stated scholar Makeda McFarlane.
Makeda is getting into ninth grade and she or he’s already trying to take courses wanted to get into her dream faculty MIT.
“I need to turn out to be a software program engineer, and this program has helped me study quite a bit about pc coding,” she stated.
Camp director Dr. Fernando Tobia teaches engineering at Jefferson.
“It’s an awesome feeling whenever you see these women, and I say ‘should you change the mindset of 1, you’re profitable,’” stated Tobia.
He says a few of the women will land internships with the Navy, which sponsors the camp, this faculty yr.