More than 660 middle school girls from southeastern South Dakota are learning about careers in science and math. The Women in Science group hosted a conference Wednesday for its eleventh year. Professionals at dozens of break-out sessions and exhibits at Southeast Tech in Sioux Falls want girls to know that women can have successful careers in STEM fields. STEM stands for Science, Technololgy, Engineering and Math.
Hear from Platte-Geddes eighth graders Molly Muillenburg, Dominique Girton, and Brook Johnson in this piece. Also learn how Daktronics' Leah Brink and Raven Industries' Dawn Frey talks to girls about growing up embracing technology. Plus Women In Science leader and career counselor Kristy Jackson explains why the event is important and what she hopes girls take away from the activities.