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Siouxland girls explore careers in the math, science and technology fields

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SIOUX CITY (KTIV) - More than 300 eighth-grade girls from around Siouxland participated in the 24th annual Young Women Investigating Science and Mathematics Conference.

"WINGS", as it's called, was held on Friday at Briar Cliff University. Its goal is to get young women thinking about careers in math, science and technology. A member on the WINGS planning committee said the event is a great opportunity for girls to explore some of the nontraditional career fields.

"There's a lot of opportunities out there in the fields that involve science and technology and math and engineering. We're just trying to encourage the girls, get them interested, get them excited and give them some mentors that they can look up to," said Michelle Clausen Rosendahl, who's on the planning committee for the WINGS conference.

Participants had the opportunity to learn from women professionals currently working in the math and science fields. They discussed future career options, job responsibilities and the importance of high school math and science courses. The keynote speaker at this year's conference was Dr. Kathy LaFavor from Siouxland Women's Health Care in Sioux City.

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