The Fort Lauderdale (FL) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated and The Pace Center for Girls started their partnership program by traveling to the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium to participate in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Mentoring Café. The STEM Mentoring Cafe is an interagency effort to engage students to major in STEM related careers by providing speed mentoring sessions and a commitment to ongoing support from federal employees. In addition, a major goal of this program is to recruit girls and female STEM professionals, to combat their underrepresentation in STEM.
Our very own Link Andrea Pelt-Thornton provided a round table discussion on the many STEM jobs at Florida Power and Light (FPL). Link Andrea shared with the girls from Pace, “Information technology, nuclear management, energy trading, finance and business operations are in demand and a national focus in the United States. She further explained, how these careers are super important and a great choice for them to explore.”
Link Damita Salters and Link Jeannie Floyd, believe that this new partnership and STEM Mentoring experiences will “allow the students at Pace to meet their full potential and serve as leaders in our communities.