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    Annie Forsberg Reliability Engineer

    Sparking young people’s love of science


    Nationally, women represent about half of the workforce, but less than one-quarter of the workers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields are women. There are also fewer women than men seeking undergraduate STEM degrees. Annie is working to change that by getting young girls excited to learn about – and hopefully pursue careers in – science, engineering and technology.

    Working closely with the FOX 9 Girls and Science program, an annual Science Museum of Minnesota event sponsored by Flint Hills Resources since 2002, Annie has helped hundreds of young women investigate real-life science phenomena, conduct hands-on experiments, and learn from professional women who work in the field.

    “Girls aren’t naturally uninterested in science; many just aren’t exposed to it enough,” says Annie. “We need to spark their interest in science, technology and engineering and give them the confidence they need to succeed in these subjects.”

    Flint Hills Resource's Annie Forsberg demonstrates an experiment with FOX 9's Ian Leonard that will be featured at the Pine Bend refinery's booth at Girls & Science.

    Flint Hills Resources's Annie Forsberg talks with FOX 9's M.A. Rosko before Girls & Science.

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