Wylie camp encourages girls to pursue STEM careers

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August 02, 2017
Tech Titans recently hosted a STEM camp sponsored by the Wylie ISD Foundation and Girls in Tech, which included activities and tours at Qorvo’s Richardson plant. The four-day camp was created to get young girls excited about STEM.

“The highlight of the camp for me was watching the girls in the activities and realizing they have what it takes to solve a real-world problem,” said Lymari Ames, volunteer and project manager at Cisco Systems.

Students spent three days learning about various STEM fields by solving problems that might arise from creating an autonomous car.

“This is a really great opportunity to teach kids about all of the interesting [fields] in STEM,” said Dave Galley, director of STEM workforce initiatives at Tech Titans.

The students’ visit to Qorvo included tours of their labs, chipmaking facilities, and a panel of women engineers.

“Seeing the students engaged with the people on the tour and learning about the different parts of the lab was great,” said Marvin Harris, foundry engineer at Qorvo.

The camp is part of a broader effort Tech Titans has made to bolster STEM education in the North Texas region.

Tech Titans is always looking to get more members involved in our initiative to promote STEM education. Find out how you can help here.
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