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Women In Science teaches girls about possibilities

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You could be a chemist, an electrician, or a sound engineer. The sky truly is the limit when it comes to careers in science.

Wednesday, more than 600 eighth grade girls from 30 different school districts gathered at Southeast Tech for an annual career development day called "Women In Science".

"It really gives them a good chance to picture themselves walking in another person's path so to speak," said Kristy Jackson, a member of the Women In Science committee. "It really gives them some good direction on ways maybe they haven't thought of."

"I think the best part is getting to sit in the classrooms and learn about different careers you could do like graphic design, doctors, and nurses," said Chester area eighth grader Aleesha Alverson.

The hope is that the girls go back to their respective schools and sign up for more challenging classes that will allow them to put a clear focus on their studies.


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