By Raven Richard, WCPO
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.
"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.