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Women in STEM needed for new series at LSC-Kingwood

 Educating more women to enter a career in the STEM field is one of many academic goals at Lone Star College-Kingwood.

To encourage women to pursue training and careers in the science, technology, engineering and math industry (STEM), the college will host a series of three STEM career nights on March 29, April 14 and May 4 from 6-8:30 p.m. in the college’s Student Conference Center (SCC). The series is sponsored by the Women’s Center, the Career Center and the Intercultural Center.

“Our goal is to have successful career women serve as role models, information sources, and motivators for young women in college, high school, middle school and the community who want to pursue a career in STEM,” said Diane Blanco, Women’s Center director.

To accomplish this goal, the series will feature many notable women who have success careers in the STEM field. In addition, female community members, with STEM careers, are asked to participate by sharing their experiences full of triumphs and setbacks and/or being mentors to students who want to pursue a career in this field.

“We want to provide women with an opportunity to explore the different career paths that are available to them. We want the little girl who loves to play with computers or video games to know that she can have a success career in the IT industry,” Blanco said.

Community members interested in helping women open the doors into the STEM world, can contact Diane Blanco at 281-318-4332 or Diane.K.Blanco@LoneStar.edu for more information.

Register now for credit classes online through myLoneStar.  Classes are offered days, evenings, or weekends in traditional, Internet, video, TV and independent study formats. For more information on how to register online, visit www.lonestar.edu/registration.

For general information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, call 281.312.1600 or visit http://lonestar.edu/kingwood.htm.

Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and the fastest-growing community college system in the nation. Dr. Stephen C. Head is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.

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