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UT Society of Women Engineers shows young students STEM career option

The event included experiments, laboratory tours, and presentations about engineering majors. Parents could also learn about engineering options.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Young girls in elementary, middle and high school had a chance to learn more about career options in science, technology, engineering and mathematics on Saturday.

The University of Tennessee's section of the Society of Women Engineers hosted an event at the Tickle College of Engineering. There, students could take part in fun experiments and explore laboratories that professional women engineers work in.

They could also learn more about the things they can achieve by pursuing a career in STEM and hear more about how to get started on it. Their parents were also able to learn more about how they can support students' goals in STEM.

The event was called "Tomorrow's Engineers Today," and the 2020 event brought out more than 100 elementary, middle and high school girls. There, students learned how to wire a circuit, made their own lava lamps and saw a robot designed by a robotics team.

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