On October 14th, a group from the USGS California Water Science Center hosted both a workshop and career table at the Sacramento State University Expanding Your Horizons Conference. The conference encourages middle school girls to explore STEM education and careers.
USGS Youth Outreach at Expanding Your Horizons Conference
A team from the USGS volunteers at science and math conference designed to encourage and empower middle school girls to explore education and careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Learning experiences include: 1) Fun hands-on workshops; 2) Career Information and Demonstration Fair; 3) Role models to make STEM careers tangible; and 4) Interaction with University faculty & students and Industry Leaders.
The USGS morning workshop, called "Dive into the Bay-Delta," demonstrated the topics of chromatography, microscopy, and sediment cores. Then, during a lunchtime networking session, there was a USGS table hosted by two USGS hydrologic technicians where the girls learned what hydrotechs do and about future careers with the USGS.
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