More programs like STEM needed

Published 6:18pm Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Groups like the Selma alumni chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. in conjunction with Wallace Community College, Selma are making positive strides in encouraging young African American women to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math.

We believe this effort is exactly what some youth may need to push them in the right direction and pursue a high-paying job.

The STEM conference held at Wallace Community College Saturday morning allowed young women to explore these career fields and ignite excitement in pursuing them.

There should be more outlets for young women to learn more about these career fields. High-paying jobs in math and science shouldn’t be limited to men, but readily available for both genders. Selma boasts an excellent nursing program at Wallace Community College too, which we encourage young women to pursue.

We commend the women of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority for exposing young women to these career fields and we encourage more events like the STEM conference to take place in Selma.

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