Mastercard visits DES
Discovering Careers in Tech
Posted on 09/19/2019
PPI logostudents pose with guest speakers
After winning a contest last spring, Dardenne Elementary Technology teacher Stacey Sweeso welcomed representatives from Mastercard’s Girls 4 Tech to school where they spent an hour with 4th-grade girls and an hour with 5th-grade girls learning about STEM careers. Together they explored algorithms, big data, cryptography and the power of innovation with hands-on activities stationed around the room. The Girls 4 Tech mission? Using examples from their business, the Girls 4 Tech team connects the foundations of science, technology, engineering and math with careers in a way that shows girls just how many different places STEM can take them. Thanks Mastercard Girls4Tech!