Young girls learn about careers in STEM through 3-D printing

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PEARL CITY, Ill. (WIFR) -- Young girls all across the country are learning about careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), this includes young girls in Pearl City.

It's all part of MakerGirl. The organization's mission is to encourage young girls to pursue careers in STEM fields.

The program is helping to achieve this by using 3-D printers. The group is traveling across the country with a mobile 3-D printing lab to teach girls the ins and outs of 3-D printing which is classified as a STEM career.

"I was actually in class one day and I tried raising my hand to say something and someone just said like girls belong in kitchens...you're opinion doesn't matter so after that it really inspired me to get involved," says MakerGirl Marketing Manager Kendall Furbee.

Organizers say these fields are predominantly male-dominated so it's important that girls are exposed to these types of careers at a young age.



 
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