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Students Learn from Fortune 500 Leaders

The country’s top female experts in science, technology, engineering, and math, were at Cobo Hall in Downtown Detroit, during the Women of Color Stem Conference in early October. More than 100 pupils from Romulus Middle School and Romulus High School gained career insight by attending Student Day 2017. The experience provided hands-on exploration through team-focused break out sessions, led by industry professionals. Students were exposed to interactive workshops, working hand in hand with employees of Fortune 500 companies that included: Boeing, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Huntington Ingalls, NASA, and more. Not only did students hear from experts, they also participated in-group competitions. The projects students worked on included airplane propulsion, cost-efficient toy manufacturing, and the designing of fragile shipment devices. Romulus Middle School 7th Grade Student Matthew Jackson, said, “The field trip was the best I've ever been on, I was able to learn about some amazing careers". The conference is in its 20th year and looks to provide insight and opportunities for individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in STEM.