Ameren celebrates International Women's Day with Girls in STEM event

PEORIA, Ill - Ameren Illinois is celebrating international women's day by hosting a local girl scouts troop with an event revolving around STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).

The event took place Thursday at the Pioneer Park Operating Center. The girl scouts had the opportunity to speak to female Ameren employees about their jobs, they also toured the facility and did a project involving mini robots.

“Right now I’m the only girl in my department upstairs and I really look forward to a time when its more gender balanced and there are more people who look like me and more women in engineering,” said Ameren electrical engineer Elyse Vernon.

The goal of Thursday’s program was to expose these girl scouts to STEAM related positions.

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