Strongwell’s Participates on STEMgineering Panel
Lydia Sinemus (Corporate Director of Human Resources and Environmental Health & Safety) was recently invited to an event hosted by King University’s STEMgineering Camp. For the second year in a row, the camp provided a weeklong experience for middle school girls to interact with chemistry, computer programming, engineering, forensic science, medical, and art fields.
The purpose of this camp was to address the national call for greater representation of women within STEM fields. In doing so, the camp also allowed students to imagine themselves working in these types of fields with positivity and fun.
Towards the conclusion of the camp, the organizers invited a group of local professional women who have spent the majority of their careers in STEM related fields to answer questions relating to educational paths and success. With over forty students in attendance, students asked for guidance on relevant courses, mentorships, frustrations, impact of families, and opportunities.
Many thanks to King University’s Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Wendy Traynor, for coordinating this event and panel. Also, a special thanks to the representatives from Eastman, Lab Connect, and Nuclear Fuel Services for sharing their personal journeys and knowledge with manufacturing.