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STEM Success for Soroptimists

School students find out about tissue donation at Soroptimist STEM eventMembers of Soroptimist International, Crosby, organised their fourth annual STEM conference for local girls.

Nearly one hundred pupils from Crosby and Formby schools attended. All were keen to find out more about Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

The Soroptimists welcomed girls from Merchant Taylor’s Girls’ School, Holy Family High, St Mary’s College and St Michael’s High (all in Crosby) plus Range High in Formby.

Speakers were all young women in the early years of their STEM careers. They included microbiologists from Liverpool Clinical Laboratories and vehicle engineers from Jaguar Land Rover.

A Liverpool University PhD student explained her research in the field of fusion energy. The girls also heard about human tissue donation, part of NHS Blood and Transplant, based in Speke.

School students try robotics at a Soroptimist STEM eventA former local pupil, now working in a Liverpool practice, spoke about architecture. Maths and creativity can combine harmoniously in this STEM career.

Soroptimists aim to transform the lives of women and girls. Crosby club’s STEM conferences have made an impact on the way many girls approach subject choices and long-term careers.

As one teacher has said: “All of the girls felt more knowledgeable and empowered and now believe they are capable of going into whichever career they decide, despite gender stereotypes”.