Y-12 hosts 8th Introduce a Girl to Engineering Event

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OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (WATE) — More than 600 eighth-grade through 12th-grade girls got the chance to explore a career in a multitude of STEM fields on Thursday.

Y-12 National Security Complex played host to the eighth annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Event. Science, technology, engineering and mathematics professionals were on hand to offer advice and show all the possibilities that are available in their respective careers.

“It is a male-dominated field, but if they stay strong and confident, and they push to prove themselves, it will work out just fine,” Patience Simes, a member of the Oak Ridge Mechanic League, said.

Several colleges and technology programs were also there to help juniors and seniors learn about education opportunities after high school graduation.

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