Tech Savvy Conference hosts middle-school girls and parents

by Erica Molfeto, Ohio University

The Baker University Center was buzzing with excitement on Saturday, May 17, for Ohio University’s first-ever Tech Savvy conference.

Fifty four middle-school girls from 13 counties in Ohio and West Virginia gathered on campus to learn more about the rewarding careers that math, science and engineering have to offer.

The mission of the day, according to event chair and keynote speaker Sarah Wyatt, “”was to encourage middle school girls to continue their education in science, math and engineering. It is important because they are good paying jobs with solid futures, jobs that are increasing now with great potential for the future.” Read the rest of the article here: http://www.ohio.edu/compass/stories/13-14/5/tech-savvy-2014.cfm

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Professor Sarah Wyatt talks with the students and parents about her programs research studies for NASA during the Tech Savvy workshop. Photo by Jonathan Adams, Ohio University.

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