Girls Learning about STEM Careers at WKCTC November 18

Free Event for Girls in Fifth Grade through High School

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MEDIA RELEASE: PADUCAH, KY (11/03/2017) Girls in fifth grade through high school are invited to the 2017 Kentucky Girls STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) Conference at West Kentucky Community and Technical College November 18.

The fun learning experience, which is free and open to the public, will focus on inspiring the students to pursue STEM careers. The event will be held in WKCTC's Emerging Technology Center from 9 a.m. to noon.

As students are exploring exciting hands-on activities and demonstrations presented by area STEM professionals, parents can attend a panel discussion to learn more ways to involve their children in STEM opportunities.

Paducah's Mayor Brandi Harless will be the keynote speaker. Refreshments will be served and participants will have a chance to win door prizes.

Event sponsors are Baptist Health Paducah, HDR | ICA Engineering, Ingevity, Lourdes Hospital, Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce, Challenger Learning Center at Paducah, Wellsprings Dermatology, WKCTC, Arkema, Inc., Paducah Professional Women, Jennings & Associates.

Registration is online at or by calling the Paducah Chamber of Commerce at (270) 443-1746.

The media is encouraged to attend this event.


West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC) has been recognized four consecutive times by The Aspen Institute as an Aspen Prize Top 10 Community College and twiceas a Finalist with Distinction for providing students with strong job training and continuing higher education opportunity, for achieving high completion and transfer rates, and for providingstrong employment results for its graduates.