EXP "STEM Squad" Assembled for Women in STEM Career Day

“I know I can be anything I wanna be. If I work hard at it, I’ll be where I wanna be.”

Dajae Williams, a manufacturing engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, led 250 young women students on an affirmation cadence at EXP’s Women in STEM Career Day 2019 on May 1st. 

California State University Long Beach played host to students from seven Southern California high schools participating in an activity-packed day. Students engaged with nearly 40 STEM professionals, who shared their experiences and inspired them to explore careers in life sciences, technology, marine biology, and a variety of engineering fields.

“So much energy at the Women in STEM Career Day!” said one of the panelists Astrid Acuna, California Resource Corporation. “Thank you EXP for the opportunity!” 

The students also toured CSULB marine labs and design center, and Boeing’s robotics and drill labs. They also received hands-on demonstrations from Newport Environmental Nature Center, California Resource Corporation and Not Impossible Labs.

Not Impossible Lab’s Instagram said, “The future is female! We had a great day sharing our work with the bright young women at EXP’s Women in STEM event.”

EXP thanks our event sponsors and year-round partners Marathon Petroleum Corporation and Boeing.

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