Thanks to the Vanir Foundation, a group of 5th-8th grade girls from Mother of Sorrows School (MOS) participated in the “Expanding Your Horizons” conference. Hosted by Mount Saint Mary’s College, this career day is intended to inform young women about careers in math and science-related fields. The conference is aimed at girls in grades 5-8. Girls participate in hands-on workshops such as dissecting pig hearts, isolating DNA, and making colors with chemistry.
Programs like Engineering is Elementary, led by Vanir Ambassador, Carmen Burky fosters science & math learning for students at MOS. However, activities which target female students, “help introduce our girls to the world of science and math in a supportive environment and allows them to meet professional women working in these industries,” states Principal Griselda Villareal. The Vanir Foundation is proud to support these programs!