Learning where STEM can take you

Pictured above: Jennifer Irvin of BJC talks to students at Margaret Buerkle Middle School about STEM jobs.

All middle schools in the Mehlville School District held STEM Breakfasts last week to encourage girls to pursue careers in STEM — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — and take those classes in high school. The breakfasts have been credited with increasing Mehlville girls’ participation in science classes. Overall, 220 girls attended.

Mehlville High students involved in STEM classes also participated in the breakfasts.

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