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TURBOCAM Engineer Mentors at TechWomen Ambassador Week

29-Dec-2017 Naomie Clark– Barrington, NH (USA) – On November 14, TURBOCAM manufacturing engineer, Naomie Clark, was a mentor at the TechWomen’s Ambassador Week program. TechWomen|TechGirls is a NH High Tech Council initiative focused on building a strong community of female professionals enthusiastic about technology and supporting efforts where girls are exploring STEM as a career or area of study. TechWomen|TechGirls holds programs for professional women to connect, educate, and explore ideas around career development, technology initiatives, and innovation.

The Ambassador Week brings together 550 female 8th and 9th graders with over 90 tech women volunteers and 150 volunteering educators. Matched in their geographic area, students have meaningful interactions with female technologists who are there to share their experiences and give career advice.

“The ambassadors came from varied backgrounds,” said Naomie, “from engineers, to a snow scientist, to an online consultant. The students had an opportunity to ask questions at the end and mingle with us. It was a great opportunity for us to encourage the girls to pursue the STEM field.”

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“I am happy to see so many young women interested in the STEM field,” commented Naomie. “Women make up only about one-quarter (25.8%) of those in STEM occupations1. That is up almost 2% from 2009.2. That is very exciting!”

Approximately 125, 8th grade girls attended the event, held at the Portsmouth Library. A panel of seven ambassadors shared their experiences in the STEM field, which encouraged the attendees to consider entering the STEM field in the future.

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1National Center for Education Statistics, 2015
2Institute of Education Sciences, August 2011