Teentech 2022

Wednesday, May 25, 2022
8:30 am – 2:00 pm
Atlantic Cape Community College
5100 Black Horse Pike

Sponsored by
AAUW Atlantic County Branch
AAUW Cape May Branch
Atlantic Cape Community College Foundation
Funded by
a grant from South Jersey Industries

Teentech is aimed at encouraging young women in grades 9-11 to further their education in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Jobs in STEM fields are among the fastest growing, and generally have higher salaries than jobs traditionally held by women.

Teentech 2022 featured a series of workshops presented by Atlantic Cape faculty, featuring studies in engineering, computer, biology, genetics, and the environment.  Students from Atlantic and Cape May counties chose workshops based on their interests, which included mathematical theories, drones, lab work in biology and genetics, physics, and environmental awareness.  A distinguished group of professional women employed in STEM careers joined the girls for lunch to share stories of their own career paths.

The day began with a message from Keynote Speaker, Shelley Yak, Director of the William J. Hughes Technical Center, Federal Aviation Administration. A leader in her field, Yak serves as principal advisor and is responsible for managing, operating and maintaining world class aviation laboratories. Through a series of videos, Yak introduced the students to a wide variety of careers available at the FAA William J. Hughes Technical Center in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey.

Press Release 2022

EHT student, Rafaella Russo, completes an experiment in the lab aided by Dr. Hana Bajes, Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Chemistry at ACCC

Students Arabella Lankin (ACIT) and Stephani Mejia (Pleasantville ) react as their drone soars to 400 feet above the campus of ACCC in Mays Landing.

Keynote speaker, Shelley Yak, director of the FAA William J. Hughes Technical Center.

Students from Ocean City High School were among the 90 young women who attended Teentech 2022.

High school students Arabella Lankin (ACIT), Bianca Ruiz (ACIT) and Stephani Mejia (Pleasantville HS) point to their drone, which has climbed to 400 feet above the campus of ACCC, in Mays Landing.