Members of the UMKC Society of Women Engineers (SWE) student chapter, along with Professor Katherine Bloemker, attended a breakfast hosted by Notre Dame de Sion high school on Friday, November 30, for students interested in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers.
The breakfast kicks off a new and exciting partnership between the UMKC School of Computing and Engineering (SCE) and Notre Dame de Sion as part of SCE’s Adopt-A-School program which connects an SCE professor with an area high school. A graduate of Sion, Professor Bloemker selected her alma mater for this program in hopes of raising interest in STEM fields among female students.
More than 20 high school students and five SWE members attended. SWE members shared their experiences in choosing a major, what it is like to study a STEM field in college and post-graduation plans. Following a panel discussion, the students enjoyed breakfast and visited in small groups where they were able to ask questions and engage in lively conversation.