Recently several 5th-grade girls from District 123 participated in the “GIRLS + MATH+SCIENCE = SUCCESS” conference, a day focused on encouraging girls to pursue math and science. The event was sponsored by Palos-Orland American Association of University Women (AAUW), The Illinois Chemical Education Foundation and Moraine Valley Community College.
5th-grade girls, their parents, and local teachers had the opportunity to meet other girls who enjoy the challenges of STEM learning, meet women who are pursuing careers in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math fields, and practice real-life STEM challenges day to day.
The girls were excited to hear from guest speaker, Parisa Tabriz, Google’s Engineering Director, and self-proclaimed Security Princess. Tabriz is a native of Chicago’s southwest suburbs.