Farmington Schools ‘Digital Divas’ attend EMU conference

Several Farmington Public Schools’ middle school students participated in the November 1 Digital Divas conference for young women at Eastern Michigan University (EMU).

The conference aims to provide a venue for connecting female middle and high school students with career opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

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A group of Digital Divas worked as a team during the “Brick by Brick” session. (Farmington Public Schools)

Fifty-four students from East Middle School, Power Middle School, Warner Middle School, and Farmington STEAM Academy started the day with two keynote guest speakers, Michigan Congresswoman Debbie Dingell and airline pilot and EMU alumna Delane Battacavoli.

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Isabella Wyrick, Digital Diva, working on the Wonder Woman program using Made with Code. (Farmington Public Schools)

Students participated in several breakout sessions including “Brick by Brick”k, hosted by the EMU Construction and Management Department; “Made With Code”, hosted by Google; “Maze Bolts with Ozos”, hosted by Computer Science women; “Millions and Billions of Bolts and Domains”, hosted by Farmington High School: and “Divas Digital Branding 101”, hosted by Gabrielle Burgess.

To learn more about Digital Divas, visit emich.edu/digitaldivas/index.php  The Farmington/Farmington Hills Education Foundation and a grant from Bosch provided funding for this activity.