LAHS Project Y Team Host Women In STEM Night

Dr. Mandie Gehring speaks to LAHS students Thursday about ‘Finding Your Superpower, a Guide to STEM’ at the Project Y STEM Center. Courtesy photo

LAHS News:

The Los Alamos High School Robotics Team, Project Y, hosted a talk Thursday by Dr. Mandie Gehring at the Project Y STEM Center on “Finding Your Superpower, a Guide to STEM” to LAHS students.

Dr. Gehring discussed her career in nuclear physics, why it is fun to work at Los Alamos National Laboratory, the challenges she faced to obtain her PhD, and generally shared her passion about physics with the high school students.

The talk was hosted to encourage high school students, especially young women, to pursue fields in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

The Project Y Robotics Team build robots to encourage students to explore STEM education through practical application while making it fun.

For more information visit the team website at