Owasso STEM Conference Focuses On Women And High Tech Careers

Monday, May 19th 2014, 9:42 am
By: News On 6

The first ever Oklahoma's "Women In STEM" conference was held at Tulsa Tech in Owasso Saturday.

The group is working to raise awareness for job opportunities in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. Event organizers wanted to showcase how women have used innovative ways to create career opportunities.

"Women make up about 50 percent of the population but only about 16 percent of the STEM work force," said conference organizer Xan Black.

"So we want to go straight at the women who are perfectly capable of becoming STEM professionals."

Results from this year's conference will be presented to Governor Mary Fallin in October.