Hudson County Community College's Division Continuing Education and Workforce Development to Hold 5th Annual 'Girls in Technology' Symposium on Thursday

March 28, 2018

Young women from 8 Hudson County high schools will participate in the daylong event.


What: The Fifth Annual Hudson County Community College (HCCC) “Girls in Technology” Symposium, daylong event featuring a roundtable discussion with women working in technology, a Liberty Science Center live surgery demonstration, a coding activity hosted by Girls Who Code, and cyber-security and environmental technology activities presented by the College’s Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) Department. There will also be the announcement of the student essay contest at the program opening, and display of students’ presentations on “Technology: Past, Present & Future.” Breakfast and lunch will be served.

Who: Approximately 100 students from Bayonne, Dickinson, Hoboken, Kearny, Liberty,
Muftaahul Uloom, North Bergen, and Union City High Schools; HCCC Interim Dean, STEM Division Dr. Salim Bendaoud to present the welcoming address; Student Essay Winner Mariam Kamerji of North Bergen High School; Women Working in Tech Roundtable with Barbara Bory - STEM Innovation at Liberty Science Center, Adrienne Crosby – Campus Operations Specialist and Information Systems & Technology at University of Phoenix, Melissa Dunkerley – Technical Account Manager at VMWare, Johanna Torres – Technologist at JP Morgan Chase, and Sue Weston – Engineer at CIO Magazine .

When: Thursday, March 29 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Where: HCCC STEM Building, 263 Academy Street, Jersey City, NJ – right off of Bergen Avenue and just blocks away from the Journal Square PATH Transportation Center.