MORRISTOWN, NJ – Morristown High School’s Girls in STEM Club held their second annual “Girls in STEM Day” on Friday January 11. The Club in partnership with the Morris Educational Foundation (MEF) received a grant from the McGuinn Family Foundation to host the event. Fifty eighth-grade girls from Frelinghuysen Middle School, Morris Plains Borough School, and Unity Charter School spent the day at Morristown High School exploring science, technology, engineering, and mathematics through hands-on activities.
The girls were introduced to all of the professions and possibilities within the STEM field through activities and a Q&A session with twenty STEM professionals from seven area corporations including Atlantic Health, Johnson & Johnson, LabCorp, LGS Innovations, Langan Engineering, Moretrench and USA Architects. “I found it interesting and inspiring that the women never stopped trying to achieve their goals,” noted an eigth- grade student from Frelinghuysen Middle School.
Each activity focused on different types of sciences, such as Engineering, Computer Science, and Health Care. They competed in various challenges, enabling them to see the fun and educational aspects of STEM fields.
Representatives from each STEM related club and class showcased the different offerings at Morristown High School including Engineering, Girls Who Code, Rocketry, Environmental, and the Health Professions clubs.