Governor and First Lady Northam, Virginia Council on Women Announce 10th Annual STEM Essay Contest Winners
RICHMOND, VA (STL.News) Governor Ralph Northam and First Lady Northam and the Virginia Council on Women announced the winners of the 10th Annual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Essay Contest for young women in their junior and senior years of high school. The awardees will be recognized at a virtual reception hosted by the Governor and First Lady later this month.
“This annual contest is one important way that we are working to encourage more girls to pursue their interests in STEM careers and increase representation in science, technology, mathematics, and engineering professions,” said Governor Northam. “The First Lady and I are so proud of this year’s contest winners and hope every student who submitted essays will be inspired to continue learning and nurturing their passion for STEM.”
The Virginia Council on Women established this contest in 2012 to award scholarships to high school junior and senior girls planning to pursue STEM careers at institutions of higher education, including four-year colleges and universities, community colleges, and career and technical schools. Contest award winners represent the five geographic regions across Virginia.