CI hosts ‘Inspire Her Mind’ event to encourage girls to explore STEM-STEAM careers | CSU Channel Islands

CI hosts ‘Inspire Her Mind’ event to encourage girls to explore STEM-STEAM careers | CSU Channel Islands

Camarillo, Calif., Oct. 7, 2015 – When they’re in the fourth grade, 66 percent of girls say they like math. By the time they enter college, the number drops to 18 percent.

Women hold fewer than 25 percent of the STEM (Science, Technology Engineering and Math) jobs in the U.S. And only 18 percent of the engineers in the country are women.

CSU Channel Islands (CI) is participating in a nationwide effort to interest girls ages 12 to 18 in STEM careers by hosting an “Inspire Her Mind STEM Hackathon” Oct. 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Malibu Hall on campus.

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