The DreamGirls Initiative is a nonprofit organization committed to inspiring young women in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) by exposing them to female role models.
The first Dream Day Workshop will be held this Saturday, September 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Sparta Middle School, 350 Main Street, Sparta, NJ. This free workshop is open to any girl in grades 6 - 8. Registration is required and can be found at http://tinyurl.com/DreamDay2016.
"This is a first of it's kind event in the area, with women scientists and engineers coming from
Connecticut, New York City, South Jersey, as well as Sparta. These presenters have put together some great activities to showcase some of the unique careers in STEM," Rashmi Drummond, President, The DreamGirls Initiative.
The workshop will feature scientists and engineers from five corporations conducting hands on activities. This is a drop off event for the participants. They will spend 25 minutes at each activity and will get a small snack.
Computer Scientists from Selective Insurance will be demonstrating the basics of computer coding by having participants maneuver a partner through a maze.
Estee Lauder representatives will highlight the importance of packaging on beauty care products.
Participants will learn how flavors come together in an activity with flavor chemists from Pepperidge Farm.
Participants will see first hand how medicines from Bayer Pharmaceuticals are tested for purity and help us feel better.
Scientists from the largest private flavor and fragrance company, Firmenich, will demonstrate how encapsulation technology keeps our laundry smelling great.
DreamGirls has received considerable support from the Sparta community. Platinum Sponsor for the event is Selective Insurance, who will also have employees participating. Additional sponsors are Sparta Friends and Neighbors club, and CP Engineers.
Sparta High School students will also be volunteering as group leaders for the event.