A group of students from Lake Highlands High School in Dallas flipped through index cards pre-loaded with conversation icebreakers meant to better acquaint them with teammates and UT Dallas mentors who will be helping them with a science project throughout the fall and spring.
The team was one of 18 enrolled this year in the Young Women in Science and Engineering Investigators(YWISEI) program. Launched in 2012, the program encourages young women from the Dallas area to pursue careers in STEM fields — science, technology, engineering and math. During the fall and spring, the teams will design, develop and implement an innovative solution to a science and engineering problem. (more…)