Mar. 22, 2020

Young Women in STEM: Career Fair

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  • Rising 9th - 2020 High School Graduates
  • 12:00 - 4:00 PM
  • Atlanta Jewish Academy | 5200 Northland Drive | Atlanta, GA 30342
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Career Fair

The 2nd Annual Women in STEM Career Fair will be held Sunday, March 22 at AJA. All Jewish female high school students and rising 9th Graders in the Greater Atlanta area were invited to attend this free event with Mini-classes, Hands on Experiments, Interactive Presentations, Career Booths, and Networking with Women in STEM. Take a glimpse at last year’s schedule HERE!

Keynote Speaker

The 2020 keynote speaker is Dr. Deborah Berebichez (sciencewithdebbie.com). Debbie is a physicist, TV host, and STEM advocate. She is the first Mexican woman to graduate from Stanford University with a PhD in Physics, and she uses her education and background to make science approachable and appealing to a wide range of audiences. Debbie co-hosts Discovery Channel’s Outrageous Acts of Science TV show (2012–present), where she uses her knowledge of physics to explain the science behind extraordinary engineering feats.  She was also named in 2019 as one of the If/Then STEM ambassadors by the American Association for the Advancement of Science and regularly mentors high school students in STEM.

Did you know women make up nearly half of the working population, but only 26% work in STEM fields? (U.S. Census Bureau)

Atlanta Jewish Academy is helping to level out the playing field with the new Young Women in STEM program. With an annual hands-on STEM career fair in the spring and a year-long mentoring program for high school girls, there’s something to fit the needs and interests of every STEM-loving teen.

This program is an initiative of the Atlanta Jewish Academy and their vision to provide an education of excellence that meets each student’s interests, abilities, and needs. Young Women in STEM is supported by the Jewish Women’s Fund of Atlanta, promoting social change and positive opportunities for Jewish women and girls and JumpSpark, Atlanta’s Jewish teen hub for innovation.