On October 15, 2015, the Vermont EPSCoR Center for Workforce Development and Diversity (CWDD) had a table at the "Women Can Do!" Action Expo hosted by Vermont Works for Women at the Vermont Technical College in Randolph, VT. The event is a one-day career immersion experience for 9-12 grade girls. Students have the opportunity to test out various STEM and trades careers while networking with other girls around the state interested in STEM. The CWDD table, called "Let's BUG Out!" was a success. Students were asked to identify three benthic macroinvertebrates using dissecting microscopes, a dichotomous key, and the Macroinvertebrate App (free download on the iTunes store!). If they correctly identified two out of three correctly, they won a prize!
The CWDD was thrilled to be a part of this event and to meet so many motivated girls!