Girl Power!

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Eight Riverhead High School students participated in an empowering and motivational Girls Power Tech Day, held at Miller Place High School on May 3. 

During the inaugural event, sponsored by Eastern Suffolk BOCES – Suffolk Regional Information Center, Cisco Systems and Million Women Mentors, the students were inspired to pursue careers in information and communications technology through hands-on activities and engagement with industry professionals.  

Students heard from several presenters, who spoke about the various obstacles they had overcome. Among them were Dr. Heather Findletar Hines, an assistant clinical professor; Anne Nubile, a network and systems technician; and Aura Gomez-Tagle, an engineering management major at Stony Brook University. 

Via live broadcast, participants also communicated with students from across the country as well as USA Paralympian Katie Holloway, who shared a message about overcoming adversity and the road to resiliency. 

The workshop culminated with a circuit building competition in which students worked in groups to construct an electrical device.