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October 13, 2016 3:30pm
2229 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50011
Promote interest in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math
Increase confidence in pursuing STEM fields
Expand awareness of STEM careers
Reinforce importance of science and math courses
Students work on solving a problem during a TRLT session.
Taking the Road Less Traveled provides girls in 8th grade the chance to learn about opportunities available in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math fields by interacting with professionals and engaging in experiential activities. Participants spend the day on the Iowa State University campus and have the chance to meet current ISU students pursuing STEM degrees.
A STEM Career Conference for girls
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Janice Crow, WiSE Outreach Coordinator
About Iowa State, WiSE, Program for Women in Science and Engineering
The Program for Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) at Iowa State University was founded in 1986 by a group of faculty and staff concerned about the underrepresentation and underutilization of women in science and engineering. In 2016, WiSE will celebrate 30 years of offering programs and services that engage people at Iowa State, across Iowa and beyond to enhance the science, technology, engineering and math educational experience for women. The Program for Women in Science & Engineering has been sponsoring the Taking the Road Less Traveled career exploration conferences since 1987. Since that time over 60,000 girls, have participated in the conference and gained an increased awareness and understanding of career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math. The format of the conference includes career awareness sessions with interactive sessions. The conference structure is a conference in which career awareness is infused in experiential STEM activities