DENNIS TOWNSHIP -- Dennis Township School District middle school girls attended the AAUW Tween Tech conference at Stockton University.
The 6th, 7th and 8th grade students attending are: Alivia Maher, Suzy Dietrich, Madeleine McCurdy, Paige McCurdy, Avery Campbell, Kathleen DeGenova, Caitlin McGurk, Holly McGurk, Kaylee Graziano-Goodman, Chloe Breakell, Mackenzie Steelman, Emma Covarrubias. Staff chaperones are Ashlee Symanski, 8th grade math teacher; Matt Arch, STEM teacher; and Monica DiVito, guidance counselor.
Tween Tech is a mini-conference designed to develop girls' interest and self-confidence in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) topics. The one day event at Stockton University features local female teachers, professors and professionals leading hands-on workshops for middle school girls in various STEM topics ranging from how to solve a murder with forensics to the chemistry of modern cuisine to coding for girls and much more.
The mini-conference is sponsored by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and provides the attendees information about the week-long AAUW Tech Trek NJ Summer Camp for 2017 as well.