Updated: Feb 6
Idaho 99s participated in SheTech Explorer Day Idaho, held January 31 at the College of Idaho in Caldwell.
Approximately 450 high school girls attended the event, a hands-on STEaM conference organized by the Idaho Women Innovators (W.IN) in conjunction with the Women Tech Council (WTC). The WTC is a national organization focused on the economic impact of women in driving high growth in the technology sector.
Girls and their teachers took part in a tech challenge, attended workshops and visited booths in the TechZone. The day was an opportunity for the girls to learn more about a wide range of careers in science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEaM).
The Idaho 99s Chapter hosted a booth with the theme, “Careers in Aviation.” Members of the Idaho 99s chatted with the girls about their interests, aviation opportunities and our own journeys into aviation. The 99s provided handouts on the extensive list of careers in aviation, a resource list of local aviation activities for students, aviation support organizations, scholarships, flight schools, and a nationwide college guide. The Chapter members also offered information on The Ninety-Nines, Idaho 99s stickers and personalized 99s business cards with an open offer to mentor and answer any questions that might come up in their exploration of careers in aviation.
We are confident we will see some of these girls go into aviation career fields and look forward to their future contributions! It was an amazing day to be able to share the passion of aviation with so many outstanding girls as well as to be together with such an remarkable group of Idaho 99s.