APL to host seventh annual 'Girl Power' STEM event

Expo introduces girls to science, technology, engineering, math careers

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory will host a free introduction to careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) for middle and high school girls on Sunday, March 17, from 2-5 p.m. on APL's campus in Laurel, Md.

The event, called "Girl Power," will give attendees opportunities to meet and talk with professional women in their fields of interest, participate in hands-on STEM activities, and see displays on careers in aerospace, computer science, electrical engineering, geology, information technology, engineering, space science, and more.

"Participating in 'Girl Power' is a great way for young women to begin to prepare themselves for the technical careers that are so critical to our future," says Dwight Carr, APL's STEM program manager. "The country is depending on our youth to do well in math and science and embrace STEM."

The sixth annual "Girl Power" event attracted more than 1,000 girls and family members last year.

The event is co-spondored by APL, the Women's Giving Circle of Howard County, and the Maryland Space Business Roundtable. More information is available at http://www.jhuapl.edu/STEM/.