- I Am...
- About HCCC
- Programs and Courses
- Paying for College
- Student Success
- Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
The Event will be back on campus!
Date: March 30, 2023
Time: 8:30AM - 2:00PM
Location: 161 Newkirk St. Jersey City, NJ 07306
Giveaways and more!
High Schools and Middle Schools are invited to attend at NO COST. Meals are included. To register or for volunteer and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Chastity Farrell at cfarrellFREEHUDSONCOUNTYCOMMUNITYCOLLEGE.
The event included activities, contests, panel discussions, presentations, and more.
March 30, 2023, Jersey City, NJ – Women lead major research and development projects for corporations, build high-tech products, solve environmental problems, design websites for influencers, and mentor the next generation of young women interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) professions. Due to lack of role models, women remain largely underrepresented in these historically male-dominated fields.
On Thursday, March 30, 2023, Hudson County Community College (HCCC) hosted its Tenth Annual “Girls in Technology” Symposium to inspire and support young women to pursue fulfilling and well-paying careers in STEM. The day-long event was held at the HCCC Culinary Conference Center, 161 Newkirk Street in Jersey City. At breakfast, HCCC President Dr. Christopher Reber welcomed Hudson County middle and high school students. Lori Margolin, HCCC Associate Vice President of Continuing Education and Workforce Development, provided an overview of the day, and Chastity Farrell, Director of Continuing Education and Workforce Development, delivered opening remarks. As part of the opening ceremonies, Grace Mejia of Jose Marti STEM Academy in Union City read her winning essay, “The Jetsons Were onto Something.” A panel discussion, activities, demonstrations, and contests followed.
The panel discussion, “A Day in the Life of Women in STEM,” was moderated by HCCC Engineering student Sofia Ruseva, an Environmental Assessor at UNYSE, LLC, New York’s most experienced source for asbestos, lead, mold, and hazardous materials testing. Panelists included
Activity sessions included
The STEM educators and entrepreneurs leading the activity sessions were
In the afternoon, the Student Display Contest highlighted works themed “Technology: Past, Present, and Future.” Students learned about attending Hudson County Community College and the HCCC STEM programs.
After lunch, attendees enjoyed a Web 3.0 and Future Jobs of the Metaverse presentation by Latinos in STEM; learned about the Eastern Millwork, Inc. (EMI)-HCCC Holz Technik Apprenticeship and Internship program and how to apply; and discover the winners of the Student Display Contest.
The HCCC Girls in Technology program was made possible thanks to the generosity of program sponsors – Eastern Millwork, Inc., eMazzanti Technologies, and MAST Construction Services, Inc.
Department of Continuing Education
161 Newkirk Street, Room E504
Jersey City, NJ 07306