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SAS Participates in Columbia STEM Program for Girls

Image of students for the Columbia STEM Program for Girls

Yoldinie Nicoleau, Columbia Dean Dr. Jason Wingard, Alexia Vignau, Amanda Vega, Maria Pita, and Arselyne Chery (SAS students) Not pictured - Alexandra Fernandez

Miami, July 22, 2016 - Six School for Advanced Studies students were among 22 young women from MDCPS high schools to attend the Columbia Girls in STEM the week of July 18 to July 22, 2016 in downtown Miami. Dr Jason Wingard, Dean of the School for Professional Studies at Columbia University in New York led a group of professors at the Ivy League school to build a talent pipeline for Girls in STEM.

Taught by Columbia University faculty, the program introduced the girls to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) role models in the field and included hands on activities such as experiments on how to extract DNA from fruit. The girls also learned about the qualities of good leadership such as honesty, sincerity, and integrity.

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