On Saturday, UW CSE once again hosted STEM Out!, a terrific event to get young women excited about STEM careers. We had more than 50 participants from grades 7-12 representing schools from all over the area. The event was organized primarily by women engineers from Amazon.com led by 2004 UW CSE alumna Margaux Eng. Google engineers also assisted, as did a UW CSE DawgBytes team including outreach coordinator Hélène Martin and students Nicole Ford, Caitlin Bonnar, and Patricia McKenzie
The girls heard from three speakers: Jennifer Schleit (UW Medicine), Laura Grit (Amazon.com) and Serena Loftus (UW Foster School of Business). They participated in activities including sequencing strawberry DNA, solving puzzles and building several structures.