Nearly 500 female high school students visited California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) on Feb. 21 to learn about the numerous opportunities waiting for them in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) workforce during Women in STEM Career Day 2020.
The event was hosted by EXP, a nonprofit organization that helps schools in the Southern California region deliver innovative, career-based curriculum. A long-standing partner with CSUDH, EXP has hosted its annual GPS Your Future STEM career fair on campus for a number of years, and each year CSUDH participates in EXP’s internship program for local high school students.
The young women toured CSUDH’s new Science and Innovation Building and the university’s fleet of mobile fabrication laboratories (fab labs), which enable the university to bring the latest STEM teaching techniques directly to middle and high school students. In addition, they attended break-out speaker sessions, and learned about career opportunities from the close to two dozen companies, organizations, and public entities who tabled during a career fair.