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Businesses teach young women about STEM careers

An event Saturday gave young women the chance to test their knowledge with activities in the STEM field.

Posted: Jun 30, 2018 11:41 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI)-- An event Saturday gave young women the chance to test their knowledge with activities in the STEM field.

The company, Codelicious, builds and licenses computer science curriculums for elementary and middle school educators. The goal of the program is to build confidence in young women for the computer science field.

Activities including hands-on building equipment showed children how to build simple circuits and games to help learn about STEM careers.

CEO Christine McDonnell said teaching children at a young age can prepare them for their future early on.

"We have hands-on activities, at Codelicious were showing them some simple circuits they can make," said McDonnell. "We have games they can learn about, STEM careers and STEM technology and the other participants here are doing equally as exciting things."

The Purdue Foundry's organization, WomenIN also hosted other vendors to continue teaching young women about this career path.

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