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Women in STEM

The goal of the King University Women in STEM club is to encourage more women to study and then enter STEM fields, and to gain exposure to careers available in these subjects. The club is a community of female undergraduates majoring or minoring in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math. King's STEM club was formed in August 2015 thanks in part to a grant from the Tensor Foundation of the Mathematical Association of America which funds travel to academic conferences, costs to bring in national level speakers, and various club events.

To meet our goal, King’s STEM club centers on the three S’s: Speakers, Service, and Social. Each semester, we

  • Bring in speakers from STEM fields to describe their careers and talk about paths taken to get there.
  • Engage in various service opportunities with our community, including
    • Teaching Math and Science lessons to the TechGYRLS at the Bristol YWCA. 
    • Hosting a session each year at the SWVA STEM day for 6th grade girls. 
  • Host a STEM day for Middle School girls on King’s campus in Bristol, TN, which was attended by 70 girls from SWVA and NETN. 
  • Sponsor socials where our club members can unwind, de-stress, and enjoy being around one another in a fun setting!

If you have questions or are interested in being involved, please contact the Faculty Advisor, Wendy Traynor, at wltrayno@king.edu.