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Discoveries Unlimited CEO to Deliver Presentation at National Conference

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Discoveries Unlimited CEO to Deliver Presentation at National Conference

Jeni Elkins, CEO of Valparaiso-based Discoveries Unlimited, has been invited to deliver a presentation on Oct. 1 at a national conference entitled “Women as Intercultural Leaders: Imagination, Innovation, Integrity.”
Hosted in Notre Dame, Indiana at Saint Mary’s College, Elkins’ presentation will focus on Discoveries Unlimited’s progress in mentoring Porter County middle-school girls. Founded in 2008, Discoveries Unlimited encourages girls to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields through mentoring.

Although women comprise 45 percent of the U.S. workforce, labor statistics show they hold only 12 percent of the science and engineering jobs. Discoveries Unlimited aims to improve that statistic on the local employment landscape.  As its Mentees successfully complete their education, optimally they will stay in, or return to, Northwest Indiana as STEM professionals, equipped with an array of much-needed technology skills for local employers.
Currently, Elkins says the organization has matched local adult STEM Mentors with more than 30 middle school girls. Discoveries Unlimited plans to replicate its local success nationally as funding and support develops.
More information about Discoveries Unlimited projects, visit www.discoveriesunlimited.org, or contact Cathie Dull at 219-508-5606, or at discoveriesunlimited@gmail.com .

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