UWMC to host Science Idols for Girls

By UW-Marathon County

The University of Wisconsin-Marathon County (UWMC) office of Continuing Education will host Science Idols for Girls, a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics or STEM event designed for middle school girls on Saturday, March 8, 9 a.m. – 3:15 p.m., at the UWMC campus, 518 S. 7th Ave., Wausau.

 “The goal of this conference is to inspire and encourage the students to reach their true academic potential by exposing them to a variety of careers within the science, technology, engineering and math fields,” said Jennifer Eaton, program associate. “The girls will choose three cooperative, hands-on learning sessions that relate to their interests and abilities.” 

 The sessions will be taught by local professionals who connect academic learning with real world applications. Students may choose from the following career workshops: medicine, chemistry, micro-biology, environmental science, animal medicine, pharmacology, meteorology and chiropractic health. 

 Space is limited, so early registration is recommended. Cost is $12 per student (scholarships available) and includes lunch. For more information, call UWMC Continuing Education Department at 715-261-6375


Brian Becker