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CAPE - Career & Pathway Expo

Collage of Girls at CAPE

CAPE– Connecting Super Girls with Super Mentors through STEM


Career and Pathway Expo Career and Pathway Expo (CAPE) is an event that engages and promotes 6th through 8th-grade females in STEM pathways. A group of 250 girls representing all four middle schools in the Peninsula School District will gather in a conference style to learn more about careers in STEM.

 The event includes a motivational keynote speaker and an Expo with teachers showcasing Science and Math core classes, CTE electives, and club opportunities. The final portion of the day features a community outreach event with breakout workshops led by female industry leaders in non-traditional fields, for example, suturing with surgeons on fruit and testing LEGO towers on a shake table with a structural engineer.

We look forward to bringing this event back to our students in the 2021-2022 school year.

 

Sample of Career Workshops

Engineering/Technology Sessions:

• Design and test a building model on a shake table with structural engineers

• Play with coding to unlock all of the careers in gaming, design & programming with a computer scientist

• Take a mini field trip with project managers to get a sense of their exciting and versatile career

Medical/Health Sciences Sessions:

• Scrub into a heart repair simulation with an endovascular surgeon

• Find a baby’s heartbeat on a pregnant patient using a fetal Doppler machine

• Practice bringing a baby back to life with infant resuscitation techniques on medical mannequins

Animal Sciences Sessions:

• Create a water filtration system with instructions from marine biologists

• Get to play veterinarian for a session using their instruments to examine an animal

• Save the world, one species at a time, in an endangered species class