DENVER (CBS4) – Thousands flooded the Denver Museum of Nature and Science for Girls and Science on Saturday. It’s a career fair with a definite point of view, introducing girls to careers in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) fields.
This is the 6th year the museum has hosted the event.
Bank of America was just clubhouse offering lessons to girls and their families. In this case teaching them about financial health including learning the difference between needs and wants.
For the banking giant, math is a key component of the job.
“People don’t really think about math as banking,” explained Melisa Busse, Bank of American Senior Relationship Manager. “I think it’s really important to be a role model for somebody who may not be able to put that together. Someone who is really thinking, ‘What do I want to do within that STEAM realm.’ Banking is great.”
And this was Busse’s first year at Girls & Science. It’s an experience she won’t soon forget.
“Speaking to all these young girls and boys, really just about what they’re excited about and seeing them here and engaged is just so exciting to see so many of them.”
Those girls and their families had a chance to check out dental work, build rockets, making electricity work and even learn about artificial intelligence.
CBS4 Meteorologist Lauren Whitney hosted an Enchanted Forest clubhouse with lessons in how UV light works and of course, the kids had a chance to give her a run for her money when it comes to forecasting.
Mia Hartman, 13, was excited for all the opportunities and lessons.
“When I grow up, I want to be coder,” she said. “So this was kind of like part coding and this interests me.”
Her mom agrees, “It’s really a great opportunity for kids especially girls to learn about science, to learn about technology and things that they can potentially do in the future.”
And Mia says it’s an event everyone should check out.
“This is a really great place. Like we’re at the dentist now or the science place, build something there or the newscast. You want to learn something about science, you should come here and learn how to do stuff. This is a great place to learn.”
PHOTO GALLERY: 2020 Girls & Science