Two Stories Media was happy to work with American Heart Association again for their annual STEM Goes Red event. The goal of the event is promote interest in STEM careers for women and girls. AHA partnered with local organizations to bring middle-school age girls who participated in this year’s event.
This year, the event was hosted at TechData in Clearwater. Several prominent women in science spoke and presented. The participants split into groups and rotated through four hands-on activities. These not only taught them about science, technology, engineering, and math, but also boosted their interest in these fields as potential career paths. There was also a Q&A segment during which the girls were very involved and asked outstanding questions. The girls loved this aspect so much that the allotted time for this was extended!
In addition to capturing the details throughout the event, we also interviewed Jaclyn Young, the executive director of STEM Goes Red. She spoke on the importance of the program, along with Bill Peters, CEO of Jabil, which was a presenting sponsor of the event.
It was unique to see the differences and similarities between last year and this year’s event. We especially enjoyed seeing the growing awareness and enthusiasm of the program and wish AHA continued success with the program.
We look forward to continuing to work with AHA and the STEM Goes Red program in the future.