Women of the Dream Girls Attend STEM Conference

May 21, 2019

Women of the Dream girls attend STEM conference for girls at Rowan University sponsored by partner organization National Coalition of 100 Black Women

This year’s Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) Conference for Girls was thrilling and inspirational for the girls in Women of the Dream. The event, held on the campus of Drexel University, brought together close to 150 high school girls from Camden, Philadelphia and North Jersey. On Friday, May 3, 2019, the girls had an opportunity to learn about the science of roller coasters from Tarik Patterson, an African-American male who worked on rides at Disney World as a mechanical engineer. They also interacted with Dr. Magdala Chery, a Board-Certified Internal Medicine Physician and Assistant Professor at Rowan Medicine in New Jersey. Everyone loved listening to this young, dynamic African-American female doctor as she shared her experiences of working in the medical profession! This event was important for our girls to hear about STEM careers, given that less than 10% of minority girls are represented in STEM careers. Kudos to everyone who made this full-day event a wonderful success.

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