Union County College offered a free set of classes, called “Women in STEM Expo,” on careers and experiences in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) major on Oct. 10, 2016 at the College’s Cranford campus. The day’s programs were made possible with support from the Union County Office on Women, Department of Human Services.
Union County Freeholder Chairman Bruce Bergen and Freeholder Bette Jane Kowalski visited the Cranford campus for the first event, “Women in Engineering,” to learn more about the advances in the printing field and how 3D printing technology works. They went on to observe the additional two events of the afternoon.
The second event, “Chemistry Expo,” was led by current Union students who ran experiments in the lab for attendees to observe. The final workshop for the day was run by the College’s Biology Club. Their event was titled, “Biology Expo,” and attendees could participate in activities that involved questions about being a biology major.
The program was free and available to all, but registration was required because there were a limited number of spots available.
Image: Union student Catalina Gaviria Loaiza (left), of Elizabeth, gives a presentation on 3D printing to Freeholder Chairman Bruce Bergen and Freeholder Bette Jane Kowalski.