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Digital Divas

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Eastern Michigan University is kicking off its annual Digital Divas conference today.  There’s something different about it this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. 


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Eastern Michigan University is hosting its inaugural "Digital Dudes" STEM conference on Friday.  89.1 WEMU's Jorge Avellan has the story.
 


Focus On EMU: Digital Divas

Oct 26, 2019
Digital Divas

Only 26% of STEM workers are women, and in response, the "Digital Divas" were born.  Now the program is trying to reach High School and Middle School aged girls in order to better prepare young women for careers in STEM.  Host Patrick Campion sits down with Program Director Bia Hamed and two volunteers from Ford Labs & TD Ameritrade on this week's episode of "Focus On EMU."


Eastern Michigan University

Eastern Michigan University's "Digital Divas" event returns to the EMU campus Friday, 04/12/2019.  Patrick Campion sat down with Bia Hamed, event coordinator, to talk about the history of the event, its impacts on our community, and why EMU and its partners believe this work is so important.  


Eastern Michigan University

For the past eight years, Eastern Michigan University has been working with girls in Metro Detroit to spark interest in the STEM field. 

 


Eastern Michigan University

Eastern Michigan University is giving girls a chance Friday to learn more about careers in the tech sector and other fields they may not have been considering.


Eastern Michigan University

To help spark interest among girls in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, Eastern Michigan University will host a conference on April 22nd called "Digital Divas."

 


Eastern Michigan University

300 middle school girls from all over Michigan participated in a conference called "Digital Divas" Friday at Eastern Michigan University.

  The event was created to get more girls interested in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math also known as STEM.  Right now, women make-up only 24% of that workforce.

  EMU College of Technology professor and co-chair of the event, Dr. Susan Gregory, says that traditionally, girls have been discouraged from the STEM field. 

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The workshop is geared to motivate girls to strive for excellence in male-dominated fields.

https://www.emich.edu/ia/digital_divas.html

More than 500 middle and high school girls are coming to Eastern Michigan University for Friday's Digital Diva conference.

Students will have the opportunity to attend sessions on computer repair, computer assisted design software, online security and a variety of other technology based topics.

Digital Diva Chairperson Susan Gregory says they started doing the conference four years ago to encourage women to go into non-traditional jobs.

"Hopefully it then inspires them to pursue a technology degree," Gregory says, "and pursue a career in technology."