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More than 120 girls participate in STEM event at Garfield Elementary

Posted at 5:17 PM, Jun 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-09 19:19:31-04

More than 100 girls in grades 4-6 shared their passion for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) Friday, June 9, as they participated in the fourth annual "Girl-Powered STEM!" event at Garfield Elementary in Boise. 

Organized by the Boise School District and sponsored by the Micron Foundation, the girls had the opportunity to learn about computer hardware, robotics, veterinary science and more. 

"I've been an advocate of getting girls into STEM for a long time," said Brooke Lacey, owner of Tech Savvy and volunteer. "Obviously, being a woman in technology, there aren't many of us. So, we want to make sure we let the girls know that this is definitely something they should get into.

The hands-on event only has four rules -- have fun, be curious, ask questions and share encouragement.

Over the years, the event has become so popular, that organizers say all the spots were booked on the first day.