College of Lake County hosts STEM event for girls
Girls looked on in awe as College of Lake County student Heather Seidel diffracted light with an argon laser as the college in Grayslake hosted a STEM event Saturday.
The event was free and for girls in grades 7-12 who are interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programs.
The goal is to motivate middle school and high school girls interested in STEM careers to become innovative and creative thinkers, and to introduce them to college life through a series of hands-on activities and inspiring presentations.
Girls had the opportunity to attend presentations on topics such as engineering, astronomy, lasers, biology and rockets. College of Lake County faculty, students and other professional experts led the presentations where girls could participate in hands-on sessions.