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Zetas to host STEM workshop for girls

LaToya Dove, South Jersey Journal Student Intern | 8/1/2014, 10:45 p.m.
The Omicron Omicron Zeta chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. will host a STEM empowerment workshop for high school ...

The Omicron Omicron Zeta chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. will host a STEM empowerment workshop for high school girls. The event will be held on Friday, November 7 at DeVry University in North Brunswick, NJ.

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Sharon Suber is the president (Basileus) of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Omicron Omicron Zeta Chapter.

The workshop will be from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and a free lunch will be provided.

STEM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering, and math. The purpose of the workshop is to introduce girls to careers in the STEM fields.

There will be seminars informing the students of career opportunities in the fields they otherwise would not be aware of. Students will also be given information on DeVry University as well as other universities where they can further their education in STEM.

In addition to the seminars, the girls will engage in hands-on projects to spark their interest in some of the STEM fields.

Sharon Suber is the president (Basileus) of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Omicron Omicron Zeta Chapter. Suber wants girls to walk away from the workshop knowing that they can succeed in a STEM field.

“It’s not just a boy’s domain; this is your domain too,” says Suber, referring to the girls that will attend.

The workshop is sponsored by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. in conjunction with DeVry University and the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Inc., Southern New Jersey chapter.

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. is a historically African American sorority that was founded in 1920 at Howard University. The ideals of the sorority are “service, scholarship, sisterly love and finer womanhood.”

The Omicron Omicron Zeta chapter caters to communities in Gloucester County.

DeVry University aims “to foster student learning through high-quality, career-oriented education integrating technology, business, science and the arts.”

The mission of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women is “to advocate on behalf of black women and other women of color through national and local actions and strategic alliances that promote leadership development and gender equity in the areas of health, education and economic empowerment.”

The STEM workshop is a free event but those interested are required to register with a group by September 30. To register, you can contact Omicron Omicron Zeta by email at gloucesterzetas@yahoo.com or call them at 856-963-4105.