Women in STEM is the social impact initiative of Miss Jacksonville Florida, Cassie Roby.
Cassie Roby was raised in Destin, Florida where she graduated from Niceville High School in 2015. She then attended Florida State University were she obtained her Bachelors and Masters in Mechanical Engineering. She currently works for the Vehicle Design group for Northrop Grumman.
Throughout her studies and internships Cassie noticed a lack a women within the STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) fields. When asked why young women aren't interested in STEM they say it's because they don't have mentors or read about STEM Women in their science and history texts. That's why Cassie created Women in STEM. A platform designed to connect elementary through high school women to female STEM professionals for the purposes of mentoring and encouraging.
"The world of science needs more women, but from a young age we girls are encouraged to care more about the way we look than the power of our minds."
The Big Bang Theory
To connect elementary through high school students with local female STEM students and professionals. The professional will educate the student about the various areas of STEM as well as give advice and encouragement to reach their goals.