WABI, News Center Maine cover Expanding Your Horizons 

WABI (Channel 5) and News Center Maine reported that about 350 area middle school girls attended the “Expanding Your Horizons” conference at the University of Maine. The annual event, sponsored by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, is dedicated to inspiring girls to recognize their potential and pursue opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math. Girls attended workshops and presentations and took part in hands-on STEM activities led by UMaine scientists and other mentors. “We still know that girls don’t go into some STEM fields, some of the engineering fields, some of the technology fields as much as boys do,” Laura Wilson, a 4-H science professional, told WABI. “We’re getting better at that, and we’re working on that in multiple ways. One of the ways is to just get girls comfortable, get them interested and get them comfortable and show them that women are doing really amazing things in science and technology.”