10 Feb

At the statewide women’s conference organized by the West Virginia Women’s Commission on February 11 at the Culture Center, West Virginia University Institute of Technology (WVU Tech) Campus Executive Officer (CEO) Carolyn Long will represent education on the advocacy panel where leaders of our state will discuss issues related to education, health care, child poverty, economic empowerment and violence against women.

“Education is important for all West Virginians and at WVU Tech we provide a variety of educational opportunities, including those in science, engineering, technology and mathematics (STEM). This conference is a great opportunity to discuss ways West Virginians can encourage young women to pursue career paths in STEM-related fields.”

During a session organized for the youth in attendance, WVU Tech junior chemical engineering student Amy Haddix will share her experiences from her pursuit of an engineering degree and the opportunities for other young women to pursue careers in STEM-related fields.

The advocacy panel and youth session are scheduled for 10 a.m., following the legislative breakfast and governor’s proclamation on February 11 at the Culture Center.

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