Written by Staff
By Phil Cerroni
According to ExxonMobil’s National Science and Math Initiative, the United States ranks 25th in math scores behind countries like Estonia and The Republic of Korea. DeVry University is working to change those numbers.
The college hosted its 16th HerWorld conference at the Irving Convention Center on March 27. HerWorld connects young women who participate in high school STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) programs with female role models who have left their mark on the science and technology industry through their work with companies like Google and Microsoft. Through speakers and hands-on workshops, the seminar encourages girls to take a more active role in what have been traditionally male dominated careers.
“Engineering is a more male dominated field, so events like this help spark the interest in our female students. It gets them more involved in these careers where there are low numbers of female participation,” said KennethParker, a robotics teacher at Jack E. Singley Academy in Irving.
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