March 1, 2019

The American Association of University Women – National Engineers Week STEM Conference

AAUW events are designed to empower women with the leadership skills and networking opportunities to enhance their professional skills and ignite personal and professional growth. With various workshops and discussions, participants learn how to advance their potential and make their ambitions a reality. AAUW main goal is to “make a direct impact in closing the leadership gap across organizations and industries.”

STEM Education supports women and girls in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The STEM fields are becoming some of the most dominant and in-demand industries in the world. Women who graduate with a STEM degree and enter the workforce tend to not be treated fairly, along with gender bias opinions and stereotypes that follow. It is programs like AAUW that want to encourage women that change is possible and that their presence in STEM are highly encouraged.

MHP Associate Kathy Rantowich celebrated National Engineers Week at the American Association of University Women (AAUW) STEM Conference where students learned about structural engineering and tested the resiliency of their own marshmallow and pasta structures on a “shake table” made of Jell-O. 

   

Watch the video below to find out if the structures held up!