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WSU program points middle school girls to STEM careers

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GO-GIRL ran this Alternative Spring Break program in 2015

GO-GIRL is a Wayne State University program designed to help girls build confidence and careers in the STEM fields. The deadline to register for the special program is this week. Current State's Brooke Allen talks with founder Sally K. Roberts.

While data suggest women have reached equity with men in several STEM fields, they still trail in jobs in computer science and geoscience. At Wayne State University, a program is trying to make sure girls in middle school get a preview of what STEM careers could have in store for them.

GO-GIRL is a program through Wayne State University for 7th graders. It's an eight week course that takes place on Saturdays that highlights different aspects of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The program can only accept 60 girls and the deadline to apply is this Thursday.

Current State’s Brooke Allen spoke with the founder of the GO-GIRL program, Sally K. Roberts.

Brooke Allen served as local producer and host for Morning Edition, from June 2016-March 2018.
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