Launching middle schoolers into science careers

Women in Science and Men in STEM educate and inspire

By Sandra Gray

UMass Medical School Communications

April 12, 2013

Worcester middle school boys and girls learned about career opportunities awaiting them in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) at the recent Women in Science and Men in STEM conferences. Created by the Regional Science Resource Center at UMass Medical School and part of Innovation Month in the Worcester public schools, both events expose middle school students to STEM careers in a way that is fun and engaging, and connects them to the world of work.

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Girls learn how to measure blood pressure at the 17th annual Women in Science conference hosted at the Ecotarium and Intel Corporation on Saturday, March 23, in one of the hands-on workshops conducted by women who have turned their love of science into successful careers.

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UMass Medical School neuroscientist Jose Lemos, PhD, was a hit with the boys at the fifth annual Men in STEM conference held at UMMS on Saturday, April 6. Dr. Lemos talked about his brain and behavior research and how he got into a career in science.

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