Absarokee girls learn about STEM careers at MSU

Mikaela Koski
Thursday, April 4, 2019
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Back row (from the left): Braelynn Williams, Allison Howes, Nila Dawson, Callen Gunderson and Izzy Gurie. Front row (from the left): Liz Patterson, Avery Gates, Keagan Sandlin, Aubrey Winter, Amber Peterson and Shayla Russell.

Eleven Absarokee middle schoolers attended “Expanding Your Horizons” (EYH) last weekend, a fun-filled day during which girls learn more about STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) topics and careers.

The girls from Absarokee joined more than 200 middle school girls from across the state on the campus of Montana State University in Bozeman to take advantage of STEM career workshops.

According to Absarokee science teacher Catherine Frazer, each girl attended four workshops, with topics ranging from DNA analysis to fire science, from making a motor to virus epidemics.

The Absarokee Huskies who attended EYH were Avery Gates, Nila Dawson, Izzy Gurie, Callen Gunderson, Keagan Sandlin, Shayla Russell, Allison Howes, Liz Patterson, Braelynn Williams, Amber Peterson, and Aubrey Winter.


EYH is described as “a day of science and math exploration for middle school girls” on the MSU website.

Girls in grades 6-8 spend an entire day not only participating in hands-on workshops and group activities, but also meeting MSU students who are pursuing STEM careers.

EYH is hosted by MSU Academic Technology and Outreach.