On March 11, girls from the sophomore and junior classes attended the Salute to Women in STEM at the Cradle of Aviation.
During the day’s events, the girls were able to meet two women who have made an impact in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics both locally and nationally. The first of whom was Dr. Sharon DeVivo, the first female president of Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology (Flushing, NY). Dr. DeVivio has been at Vaughn College for 23 years and shared what she has learned from her experiences from robotics to design to piloting.
Students were also given the opportunity to learn from United States astronaut and engineer Nicole Stott. Stott was selected to be an astronaut in 2000. Since that time, she took two trips to the International Space Station in the Space Shuttles Atlantis and Discovery. Stott is now is a part of the Space for Arts Foundation where she brings the space into to artwork where kids are given the opportunity to create images that become incorporated into astronauts’ spacesuits for future missions.
Kellenberg Memorial’s girls learned that by the time the enter the workforce, there will be millions of jobs open in STEM-related fields. After spending the day at the Cradle of Aviation, our Lady Firebirds came away braver, bolder, and look forward resiliently towards the possibilities that await their future careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.