Fourth annual Microsoft DigiGirlz Day
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CAPITAL REGION, N.Y. -- To help educate and inspire the future generation of women, more than 100 girls from high schools all throughout the Capital Region took part in a technology day.
The fourth annual "Microsoft DigiGirlz Day" promotes science, technology, engineering and math, also known as STEM.
Students got to listen to the heart beat of a robotic baby, take part in presentations and listen to a panel of women involved in the fields of math and science.
"Going into STEM doesn't mean you are sitting in a lab by yourself or sitting behind a computer and typing away. There are a lot of opportunities out there to do lots of different types of things, with technology and STEM being the basis," said Sarah McKinney, a client director at Microsoft.
"I think it is important for women to get involved because it is not just men running everything anymore. Women are becoming presidents of corporations and this is a good way to get more women into those positions," Shaker senior Sara Mroczkowski said.
YNN Meteorologist Heather Morrison was a speaker on the panel.
Time Warner Cable is the parent company of YNN and we are committed to the Connect a Million Minds program, inspiring youth to develop science, technology, engineering and math skills. For more information on the initiative, go to connectamillionminds.com.