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543741_572132312815030_454257099_nOn 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 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 ( and Serena Loftus (UW Foster School of Business).  They participated in activities including sequencing strawberry DNA, solving puzzles and building several structures.

Photos here.  Learn more about UW CSE’s outreach activities here.