Shoreline middle school girls learn science and technology at UW
This week, a group of young women from Shoreline are being exposed to a new world of science, technology, engineering, and math, or STEM. Its part of a push by GE to bring more women into those professional fields. The 44 middle schoolers are spending the week at the University of Washington learning everything from making flashlights to eco friendly lip balm.Students from Einstein and Kellogg middle schools, in Shoreline, were chosen after writing an essay, and their stories are impressive. We made an app, said Ella Kennedy, who is going into eighth grade. And it helped people know where to throw away their trash so it helped the environment.The jobs are there. A recent Tech Alliance study found Washington ranks No. 1 in percentage of STEM jobs avaliable.