Toledo Creativeness Station STEM week occasions for ladies

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Events are free with registration and activity kits can be purchased. The week will culminate on Saturday with a keynote speaker from NFL coach Katie Sowers.

TOLEDO, Ohio – Imagination Station joins “Girl Power! – Presented by Toledo Edison and the FirstEnergy Foundation” this week with events designed to inspire girls to follow their dreams and join the next generation of engineers, inventors and pioneers become.

This year the annual event looks a little different. Instead of a day, Imagination Station has expanded it into a week-long virtual event that runs through Saturday.

Girls in grades 3-8 are given access to interviews with local STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) professionals who share their travels as shining examples that anything is possible with hard work and dedication.

Participants also have the option to purchase kits that come with accessories for various hands-on activities that reinforce the scientific principles behind each highlighted career.

Woman power! is free with registration, and activity kits can be purchased for $ 20. Participants can register for the whole week or just for the keynote. Links to all digital content, including the Keynote address on Saturday, will be sent to the email address provided during registration.

You can visit imagationstationtoledo.org/girl-power secure a place.

Woman power! The highlight on Saturday is a live chat with the second woman to ever train in the NFL and the first openly gay coach in the league, Katie Sowers.

With a Masters in Kinesiology, Sowers has just completed her fourth season in the NFL and her second as an offensive assistant with the San Francisco 49ers. But her NFL career began with the Atlanta Falcons. Football is in her blood.

Sowers has played in the WFA (Women’s Football Alliance) for eight years and was selected as a member of the US women’s national football team in 2013.

Your journey has not gone unnoticed. Listed as one of the 100 Most Influential Women in Sports by Sport360, she won the Rising Star Award 2019 at the Sports Power Brunch: Celebrating the Powerful Women in Sports. She was also Outsports’ Hero of 2017 and was featured on the Bleacher Report Power 50.