The Francis Parker School W.A.R. Lords have been garnering quite a bit of attention lately, and deservedly so. Over the last few months, and as recently as earlier this week, Parker’s robotics team has been given invitations to take part in conferences that promote women in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in the local community.
On October 7, Parker students Anoushka Bose ’16 (San Carlos), Rebecca Dvorak ’14 (Mira Mesa), Camille Considine ’15 (Mission Hills), Adeline Longstreth ’14 (Mission Hills), Olivia Heifetz ’16 (Scripps Ranch), Alyssa Vallese ’16 (Poway), Charlotte Thorson ’16 (Poway), and Mary Tobin ’16 (Scripps Ranch), all attended the 2nd Annual Convergence of Women, Technology, and Innovation, hosted by Qualcomm. In addition to the networking and instruction at the conference, there were motivational speeches given by Former MIT President Susan Hockfield, and selected Executive Vice Presidents from Qualcomm.
“It was inspiring to see so many women involved in STEM in our local community, and trying to promote a pipeline of women into scientific fields of study,” said Bose. “Overall, it was a wonderful experience that would not have been possible without support from Parker.”