Welcome to the Math Options program, a math, science, technology, engineering, and business career day for seventh- and eighth-grade girls. This program, an outreach service of Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, has been designed to provide information on careers in mathematics, engineering, technology, and the sciences to young women at a time when they are making important academic decisions. Girls from schools in Erie, Crawford, Potter, Venango, and Warren counties attend the Math Options program.
On May 13, 2014, the Office of Community and Workforce Programs hosted the 18th annual Math Options Career Day. Nearly 250 female students from forty Pennsylvania schools experienced interactive workshops while meeting women and men who work in STEM fields.
Our keynote speakers, Rachel Murphy, Group Lead for Electrical and Mechanical Systems for NASA, and Lisa Kovalchick, Professor in the Mathematics, Computer Science and Information Systems Department at California University of Pennsylvania, shared experiences and highlights from their own academic and professional careers.