Local middle and high school students attended the Women in STEM event April 23 at the Blackhawk Technical College campus, 6004 S. County G, Janesville.

The more than 150 girls who attended represented Edison, Franklin and Marshall middle schools; Parker and Craig high schools; Rock River Charter School; Rock University High School; TAGOS Leadership Academy and Arise Virtual Academy.

Women in STEM gives girls a first-hand look at career options in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The program aims to encourage girls’ interest in traditionally male-dominated careers.

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