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