About 250 young women in grades 6-9 gathered at North Platte Community College on Tuesday to attend the annual “Expanding Your Horizons in Science and Mathematics” conference. The purpose of the conference is to help young women explore career options in science, mathematics, and non-traditional fields.
Each year, the college joins with the Mid-Plains Center for Enterprise and the North Platte Business & Professional Women in offering female students the opportunity to meet women who are involved in challenging and rewarding careers and to get a real-world view of non-traditional occupations.
This year the students could choose from more than a dozen workshop sessions, as well as receiving advice and inspiration from Keynote Speaker, Jan Schartz. Students could choose from sessions on topics such as A Day as a Meteorologist, Women in Law Enforcement, 911 – We’re There For You, and Psyched Up!