Nearly 250 South Jersey School Girls Participate in Tween Tech Workshops at Stockton

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GALLOWAY, N.J. -

Some South Jersey girls immersed themselves in technology today at a local university.

On Friday, January 4th, Stockton University played host to about 250 sixth through eighth grade girls from a number of South Jersey school districts for Tween Tech.

The day of STEM workshops gave the girls, who are interested in science, technology, engineering and math, the opportunity to get some hands-on experience.

The day of fun learning included robotics, designing computer games, creating lasers and exploring the chemistry of cooking, which are all activities designed to keep them interested in STEM learning.

"At this point between sixth and eighth grade, is the point where girls technically turn away from science, technology, engineering and math," said Claudine Keenan, Dean of Education, Stockton University. "There are a lot of sociological reasons for that, this program is one of the answers."

Tween Tech was put on by officials with the Stockton University School of Education and local chapters of the American Association of University Women.

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