Sioux Falls Young Girls Get Lesson On STEM Careers

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They’re 14. They’ve got big dreams. 

“I want to be in the medical field,” Harrisburg South Middle Schooler Anna Bushfield said.  

And Wednesday, they’re trying to figure out what they want to do for the rest of their lives. 

“I don’t want to regret it when I’m older. I don’t want to regret my choice, so I want to make sure I know,” Bushfield said. 

It’s a big decision. Anna Bushfield and Zoe Rallis are already nervous… in the 8th grade.  

“I’m nervous about it. I want to make the right choice, and love what I do,” Zoe Rallis said. 

Which is why Women In Science makes sure young girls know their options, especially when it comes to science, math and engineering.

Women and men split the job market 50/50, but when it comes to STEM careers, like engineering, women make up just 25 percent of the total population of employees. 

“We know a lot of them won’t decide on a career today, but just if it can get them excited about taking some other classes that will open doors for them, we think that’s a good move too,” Kristy Jackson said

“Some of the things are interesting, and it reminds me of what I’d really like to do,” Rallis said. 

Wednesday, Southeast Tech is full of women, talking about their jobs.  

It looks a lot different from the actual workforce. 

But they’re hoping to change that, by the time the class of 2022 heads off to college.  

One of the ways EmBe is introducing girls to STEM careers…. is with legos. Sign your daughter up here. 


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