Elementary Girls Take a Peek at STEM Opportunities


ast month a group of 115 girls from various Kentwood elementary schools were invited to East Kentwood High School to visit various STEM classes (science, technology, engineering, math) the school offers. This girls-only program is designed to teach the students about education and career opportunities in typically male-dominated fields.

During their visit to EKHS, the girls helped with science experiments, learned about dissecting animal specimens, interacted with live reptiles and birds – all of which served to excite them about the opportunities that lie ahead for them for their futures at EKHS and beyond! This visit was a follow up to a similar visit last October that highlighted the achievements of female scientists, engineers, mathematicians and programmers. This is a great way to encourage the younger students, help dispel any anxiety they have about entering high school, and spark interest in STEM careers. Programs like this are just part of what sets Kentwood Public Schools apart. Good work, Kentwood!

Kentwood Public Schools
Grand Rapids, MI

Submitted by
Will Friend II
RE/MAX of Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids, MI

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