Northglenn HS students network with real-world STEM mentors

Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 1:45pm
Girl students at GO STEM event

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The American Heart Association invited Northglenn High School’s GO STEM club to their annual Go Red for STEM event this year for an exclusive opportunity to hear from some influential women in STEM fields and get connected with real-world mentors. GO STEM stands for “girls opportunity in science, technology, engineering and math” and this year 43 girls and four boys attended the event.

Dr. Angie Paccione speaking at event

The event featured keynote speaker Gitanjali Roa, a fourteen-year-old scientist and inventor and TIME's First-Ever Kid of the Year, who shared insight into her innovation process and steps for the group to foster their own innovation. Colorado Department of Education Executive Director Dr. Angie Paccione also discussed the importance of having mentors in STEM fields and introduced six female mentors from varying STEM careers to speak to the group about their career paths, obstacles and tips for success. The group also heard from a panel of women who shared expert insights and advice for the path to college.

“We want the girls to make connections, learn about college opportunities and be exposed to all the different STEM careers that are available to them,” said Kathy Hulbert, GO STEM club advisor. “Mostly, we want them to see that anything is possible for them to achieve and there are women who want to support them to achieve their goals.”

The GO STEM club is intended for girls with an interest in STEM fields as well as boys who are supportive of increasing women in STEM fields. The GO STEM club faculty advisors are Valerie Franzke-Munro, Kathy Hulbert, and Rachel Yeager.

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