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High Tech Girls Society explores science, technology at the University of Minnesota

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Fifty female students from seven Minneapolis public high schools learned the ins and outs of studying science and technology when they toured the University of Minnesota Institute of Technology Wednesday, Dec. 4.
Fifty female students from seven Minneapolis public high schools toured the University of Minnesota Institute of Technology Wednesday, Dec. 4.

Fifty female students from seven Minneapolis public high schools learned the ins and outs of studying science and technology when they toured the University of Minnesota Institute of Technology Wednesday, Dec. 4.

The young women belong to the High Tech Girl's Society, a Minneapolis Public Schools unit that introduces young women to careers in science and engineering and shows them potential outcomes of an education in technology or science. HTGS and the U of M's Institute of Technology's APEXES program organize a tour to the U each year.

The day's events included a welcome by Sam Moore, Director of U of M's Academic Programs for Excellence in Engineering and Science (APEXES), a video preview of the Institute of Technology, a robotics demonstration, a Digital Design and Virtual Reality demonstration, speeches by U of M professors Nora Paul of the Institute for New Media Studies and Valerie Pierre of the Department of Chemistry, and a chemistry demonstration by graduate students in the department of chemistry.

"I like science and math, I think it's fun," Sophia Thao, a Patrick Henry High School junior said. "I want to go into engineering. I love writing codes for computers."

These girls are saying no to the idea that girls can't.

"Boys and other people think girls can't do it. Well I think everyone can do it if they try," Nak'iah Douglas, a Henry High sophomore, said.

For information about IT and the APEXES Program contact Richard Pollard, APEXES Outreach Associate, 612-819-4224.
 

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