Nearly 150 female students from South Early College High School (SECHS) will attend the school’s inaugural Young Women’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Conference on Friday, March 10, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. dedicated to inspiring students to pursue careers in STEM. The conference location is South Early College High School, 1930 Airport Blvd., 77051.
The conference theme is “Inspiring Young Women To Rise” and will include presentations and guest speakers from NASA, Rice University, and John P. McGovern Museum of Health and Medical Science, among many others, as well as an inaugural address by Board of Education President Wanda Adams.
Women from about 20 different STEM careers will be on hand to answer questions and provide insight into their field. The conference also will provide students with information on scholarship and internship opportunities.
South Early is the district’s only STEM magnet early college high school which offers students an opportunity to earn an associate’s degree from Houston Community College at no cost while still taking high school classes.