PIQUA — Edison State Community College will be hosting its 10th annual We Are IT conference for young women on Friday, Nov. 13 at the Piqua Campus. The daylong event is designed to help increase awareness and boost interest within Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (S.T.E.M.) career fields among young women.
The program provides a broad-based introduction to S.T.E.M. and its application to various career fields. During the day, students will participate in numerous hands-on breakout sessions that will give them a glimpse in to real world environments.
Breakout session topics include, math, chemistry, physics, robotics, networking, computer hardware, programming software, computer forensics, and more.
Each year, Edison State hosts over 200 young women from schools throughout the greater Miami Valley. With 2015 marking the ten-year anniversary of the event, Edison boasts over 2,000 past participants of We Are IT.
Past participants are encouraged to join in the activities as a lunch buddies at the event. Lunch buddies will eat lunch with a group of young ladies and discuss what they do for a living and how S.T.E.M. principles tie in with their career.
Those interested in participating as a lunch buddy are asked to contact Amy Crow, Information Technology Trainer at Edison, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (937) 778-1543.