Over 200 East Valley middle school students attended the annual Hermanas: Diseña Tu Futuro (Design Your Future) Conference on Friday, November 18 at the CGCC Williams Campus in Mesa. The event aimed to raise awareness of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education and Latinas in STEM related career fields.
Students participated in a variety of fun, interactive workshop activities about solar cells, DNA, coding, physics, astronomy and chemistry. During lunch, the students had the opportunity to visit with representatives from local colleges and universities during the college fair. They also engaged in the Latina Town Hall session with special guest speakers Anna Tanguma-Gallegos with the Arizona Science Foundation and Erika Diaz a former Hermanas participant, University of Arizona graduate and current medical school applicant.
12 News’ JR Cardenas spent the morning chatting with Hermanas founder Gabriela Gonzalez and students about the importance of Hermanas and STEM education.
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