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Museum of Discovery to Expand Girls in STEM Program

By Lydia McAllister

Posted February 14, 2017 in News

Originally posted on Arkansas Business

The Museum of Discovery said last week that its Girls in STEM program will serve more girls in 2017 and expand to Jonesboro and Pine Bluff thanks to grants from Wal-Mart, Best Buy and the Women’s Foundation of Arkansas.

Grants and private donations totaling more than $46,000 will allow the museum to grow the program this year to six weeks and serve an estimated 180 girls ages 11-14 for free.

Girls in STEM gives participants a week-long opportunity to explore STEM careers as they engage in hands-on activities led by women STEM professionals, ultimately encouraging them to continue their STEM studies and even pursue STEM careers.

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