New program seeks to connect girls with women in STEM careers in Buttonwillow

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A new program is looking for women working in engineering and scientific fields to mentor young girls in Buttonwillow.

The Kern Economic Development Foundation is looking to find 20 women in Kern County currently working in STEM fields to serve as role models and mentors for girls at the Buttonwillow School District.

STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math.

It’s a two-year project where mentors will meet with the girls several times during the school year for events on- and off- campus and even educational field trips.

Women interested in becoming a mentor can attend a meeting July 23 at 5:30 p.m. at Café Med. You can contact Cheryl Scott at the Kern Economic Development Foundation by emailing her (cheryl@kedc.com) or by calling 862-5162.

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