High School Girls Honored for STEM

12 local high school girls to be recognized for achievement in science, technology, engineering, and math. March 16. 2:00-4:00. Marsh 216, FG campus. Panel of women in STEM professions to speak. Sponsors: CGE & AAUW. More info: laurelgregory@live.com

Local High School Girls to be Recognized for Achievement in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)

Pacific University’s Center for Gender Equity (CGE) and the Hillsboro/Forest Grove branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will honor twelve local high school girls for high achievement in math and sciences. 


Date:              March 16, 2014

Time:              2:00 to 4:00

Place:              Taylor Auditorium, Marsh Hall 216

                       Pacific University

                       2043 College Way

                       Forest Grove, Oregon

                       (For directions go to www.pacificu.edu)

The United States has become a global leader, in large part, through the genius and hard work of its scientists, engineers and innovators. Yet today, that position is threatened as comparatively few American students pursue expertise in STEM fields, and this is particularly true of women.  As a result, many national leaders have set a priority of increasing the number of women who are proficient in these vital areas.  CGE and AAUW support these efforts by recognizing girls in local high schools who excel in STEM subjects.  

The event will include a panel of women professionals in the sciences speaking of their training, experiences, opportunities, and obstacles for women in STEM fields.

Free and open to the public

The following students will receive an award for excellence in the STEM disciplines:

Oteka Todd

Banks High School


Larissa P. Gonzalez Nieves

Jessica Lynn Jorgenson

Century High School


Emily C. Burgess

Allison Fellger

Forest Grove High School


Tova Hershman

Gaston High School


Anna Burton

Erika Carrizales

Glencoe High School  


Ashley Loberger

Maira Contreras

Hillsboro High School


Rohi Gheewala

Prowshchal Mahato

Liberty High School


For more information, contact: laurelgregory@live.com

Posted by Martha Rampton (ramptonm@pacificu.edu) on Mar 9, 2014 at 11:24 AM

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