Petit Family Foundation Supports Girls In STEM Conference

Jennifer Doak-Mathewson

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The Petit Family Foundation—dedicated to promoting STEM careers for young women—is helping eighth-grade girls learn from role models: top female UConn Engineering students and practicing engineers.

Its $11,000 gift brings together girls with an interest in science, technology, engineering and math (the STEM fields) with women who can help them accomplish their goals. In regular one-day conferences the eighth-graders work side-by-side with female undergraduate engineering students—who had the same questions just a few years ago—and accomplished female engineers.

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