Youngstown State University is trying to get more women involved in the STEM fields, so the university on Thursday hosted a group of high school students interested in math.
YSU has seen a 40 percent jump in women faculty working in the STEM College over the past five years. Now they’re working to grow the number of students involved.
Thursday’s session included many hands-on activities, as well as a panel discussion about careers in the math field.
“Maybe some of them think that with math you can only teach, so one of the things that we want to let them know is all the different things that you can do if you major in math,” said YSU math and statistics professor Dr. Alicia Prieto-Langarica.
The University is holding a Women in Science and Engineering Career Day on Saturday for girls in grades 6 through 12.
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