CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The Charleston County School District (CCSD) has been selected to participate in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Women’s Initiative Program.
The MIT Women’s Initiative is a program designed to encourage girls to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).
Undergraduate and graduate students from MIT will travel to Charleston for “workshop style sessions” with select middle and high school students, according to CCSD.
Students from MIT will also engage in dialogue with girls about potential careers in the field.
The MIT Women’s Initiative has delivered presentations to over 15,000 girls nationwide.
CCSD highlighted some events:
- January 27, 3:30 p.m. – Visit to Moultrie Middle’s Women in Charge
- January 29, 9:15 a.m. – Joint event at Burke High School with students from Burke, Buist Academy, Camp Road Middle School, Military Magnet Academy, and Simmons-Pinckney Middle School
- January 31, 1:00 p.m. – Visit to R.B. Stall High School