FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 17, 2019
MEDIA CONTACT: Cody Hefner (513) 608-5777, email@example.com
New season of STEM Girls programs open for registration Oct. 1
Free program connects women scientists, experts and mentors with aspiring young women
CINCINNATI – Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) is working to bridge the gender gap in STEM fields and to inspire the next generation of scientists, engineers, chemists and doctors with STEM Girls. The free program connects girls (and boys) ages 7 to 14 with local women STEM professionals through hands-on programming that showcases just how cool STEM fields can be. Winter STEM Girls programs are available for registration October 1.
As more careers utilize STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) skills, getting children interested early is critical for future success. This is especially important for young girls for whom science classes and careers are often not targeted. STEM Girls connects elementary and middle school-ages girls with STEM content in an engaging way that makes them eager to learn more. The program also introduces girls to experts in STEM fields including biologists, chemists, nutritionists, data analysts, geologists and more, showing them that STEM fields really are for everyone.
STEM Girls features programs at Union Terminal and in the community, where participants will go directly to the labs, facilities and workplaces of women actively working in STEM fields. This winter, participants will work with the University of Cincinnati College of Engineering and Applied Science to get a firsthand look at the wide range of engineering careers. They’ll also enter the recording studio alongside DJs and audio engineers at WMKV 89.3, learning about the equipment and skills that pipe music and talk shows over the airwaves.
All STEM Girls programs are free but space is limited and registration is required. For a full list of programs or to register, visit cincymuseum.org/stem-girls. You can also register by phone by calling (513) 287-7001. Sign up for the STEM Girls email list to be the first to know about new programs.
STEM Girls is made possible through the generous support of Chemed; Ashland; Blue Ash Tool & Die; General Motors; and the Helen B. Vogel Trust, William H. Fry, trustee. Special thanks to partners Millipore Sigma and The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.
About Cincinnati Museum Center
Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) at Union Terminal is a nationally recognized institution and national historic landmark. Dedicated to sparking community dialogue, insight and inspiration, CMC was awarded the 2009 National Medal for Museum and Library Service from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and received accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums in 2012. CMC is one of a select few museums in the nation with both of these honors, making it a unique asset and a vital community resource. Union Terminal has been voted the nation's 45th most important building by the American Institute of Architects. Organizations within CMC include the Cincinnati History Museum, Duke Energy Children's Museum, Museum of Natural History & Science, Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX® Theater and Cincinnati History Library & Archives. Recognized by Forbes Traveler Magazine as the 17th most visited museum in the country, CMC welcomes more than one million visitors annually. For more information, visit www.cincymuseum.org.
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