Tri-State Girls Learn STEM Skills by Building, Launching Rockets

December 3, 2019

By Raven Richard, WCPO

Taft IT junior Rachelle Judge watches as her rocket launches.With the launch of a rocket, organizers hope a day-long STEM event will also launch careers in science, technology, engineering and math for young women in the Tri-State.

Hundreds of high school girls recently gathered at the Cincinnati Museum Center to explore opportunities in STEM.

At the end of their day-long exploration, students launched rockets they built by themselves into the air outside Union Terminal.

Rockets launching "I was excited," said Rachelle Judge, a junior at Robert A. Taft Information Technology High School. "I was very excited. I probably wanted to watch it again."

Procter & Gamble sponsored the event. Shellie Weisaittel, who works for P&G, said reaching girls like Judge is critical to reducing the gap between men and women going into these type of careers.

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