A group of five Paton-Churdan students traveled to Johnston Monday, Jan. 29, to learn more about high-demand, high-paying careers fro women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
The students viewed interactive STEM booths and took guided notes about the training and education needed for specific careers. The event was sponsored by Iowa Public Television and Million Women Mentors Iowa.
Interactive booths at Paving the Path: Girls in STEM were provided by General Mills, Rockwell Collins, Million Women Mentors, Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa, John Deere, Women and Science and Engineering, UnitPoint Health – Des Moines, Central Bank, Stine Seed Company, Measured Intentions, Elevate Iowa, DuPont Pioneer, Vermeer, and EMC Insurance.
Sixth graders Ava Schilling and Paige Bryson, seventh graders Emma Stream and Bailey Anderson, and eighth grader Hayley Duckett attended. They were accompanied by middle school reading teacher Amanda Tasler.
P-C was one of 10 schools selected from 40 that applied.