Female HS Students represent in 'Her World'

March 2, 2013 12:55:21 AM PST
When it comes to the math and science worlds, men hold a majority of those positions, but some female high school students learned to make their mark in the world.

Full of enthusiasm Valley female high school students celebrated science, technology, engineering and math.

Fresno Christian Senior Taylor Neufeld said, "I think it's really cool to see how excited these girls are to get into these kinds of field."

She was among the 200 girls who attended the "Her World" workshop put on by DeVry University and the girl scouts.

Dr. Cathy Ferguson, Girl Scouts Central Ca South CEO said, "A lot of girls still feel that technology and engineering and those kinds of things are still a man's world and they aren't , girls are breaking that glass ceiling."

Girls like Kristen Rosenthal were inspired by that message and other lessons from speakers at the workshop.

The Fresno Christian senior says she plans to study engineering and make an impact in the world.

Rosethal said, "To be able to make a difference and to be able to get into science is something that impacts people's lives every day, i think that's one of the coolest things you could do."

Organizers say it's also important to nurture the bright minds in the valley. DeVry University campus president Joseph Coppola said, "I think the female mind has a unique ability to develop things that wouldn't be developed if they wouldn't go into these areas, so it's very exciting."

Speakers also told young women to explore opportunities in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. Telling them the sky is the limit.

While, the conference only lasted a few hours, many young women left feeling empowered and inspired for the future.

Ferguson said, "We add that creativity plus the technology and we're just going to just take over the world."

This is the fifth year DeVry has held a local conference and they say every year, it just gets bigger and bigger.

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