With the 2016 year upon us, the YWIB Capital Region chapter wanted to take a moment to reflect on such a successful fall semester. The school year began with a change in chapter leadership, but thanks to our dedicated committee members we didn’t lose any momentum in the transition. This fall we partnered with the University of Maryland and the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technologies to host two afternoons of hands-on science, lab tours and STEM career discussions for middle school through college-aged women. Both events received enthusiastic reviews from participants and we hope to collaborate with such great sponsors in the future. In addition, our committee worked to increase YWIB’s reach and reputation within the greater the education community. In November, YWIB volunteers participated in the ATLAS expo for STEM careers and colleges and later, kicked off the new year with a day exhibiting at the Maryland Out of School Time networking conference. We encourage WIB members to check out pictures and more details on these events on our Facebook page and upcoming chapter website. 2016 is already looking fruitful, with new partnerships and activities underway.
Thank you to our wonderful team and to WIB overall for all the support you have provided us this year. Cheers!