Full S.T.E.A.M Ahead for NCBW’s Next Generation
For all the young women who dream of becoming doctors, scientists, engineers or even artists, the National Chapter of 100 Black Women’s (NCBW) S.T.E.A.M program (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) is helping them achieve their dreams. On Saturday, April 27th, 2019, 34 young women in grades 4-8 from the Greater Bridgeport Area were recognized for their completion of this 6-month long program. PSEG is proud to be a supporter of a program that empowers young women to pursue their dreams.
PSEG’s own Bridgeport Harbor Station Manager, Karl Wintermeyer, attended the event to see the remarkable achievement made by the young women in the program. “Every year I continue to be impressed by the intelligence and drive these girls have. Five of these outstanding young girls spoke to a packed graduation ceremony about the impact this program had on them and their families. It’s impressive and I know our future is in good hands!”
Wintermeyer is an avid advocate for the NCBW whose mission is to advocate on behalf of black women and girls to promote leadership development and gender equity in the areas of health, education and economic empowerment. The STEAM program introduced these girls to numerous minority women who are leaders and role models within the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics areas. Amongst those leaders was guest speaker Dr. Shelly M. Jones, associate professor of mathematics at Central CT State University and published author of several books.
PSEG is proud of the accomplishments these young women have made and we are excited for the future that lies ahead of them!