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WHO: Eastern Michigan University faculty, students, staff and 500 high school girls from Southeast Michigan, as well as local company volunteers. Guest speakers will include Congresswoman Debbie Dingell and brand storyteller, marketer, and technical writer for Industrial Manufacturers Meaghan Ziemba.
WHAT: Digital Divas 12th annual high school conference offers 500 high school girls hands-on learning opportunities.
WHEN/WHERE: The event kicks off Friday, Nov. 4 at 9 a.m. at EMU’s Student Center Ballroom, located at 900 Oakwood Street in Ypsilanti. Various breakout sessions will occur throughout the conference on campus.
WHY: The conference will provide invaluable insight into STEM careers and opportunities for young women.
BACKGROUND: During the Digital Divas conference, participants will tour EMU classrooms, labs, and learning spaces and receive a full tour of Eastern's campus. Students can expect hands-on breakout sessions led by professional women in STEM from companies such as Cisco, La-Z-Boy, Domino's, Code 313, US Army Corps of Engineers, and the Washtenaw Area Council for Children, among others. Guests will also enjoy an exclusive fashion show by Detroit clothing brand, Nerdy Gangsta.
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About Eastern Michigan University
Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest public university in Michigan. It currently serves more than 14,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 300 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University's Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Engineering and Technology; Health and Human Services; and its graduate school. National publications regularly recognize EMU for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education. Visit the University’s rankings and points of pride websites to learn more. For more information about Eastern Michigan University, visit the University's website. To stay up to date on University news, activities and announcements, visit EMU Today.