Women in STEM Promoted at Discovery World Event: the Milwaukee Independent

Women in STEM Promoted at Discovery World Event: the Milwaukee Independent

By Anna Miller   

One such STEM career is aviation, which was well-represented at the Girls and STEM event by pilot Shaesta Waiz and her non-profit Dream Soar. Dream Soar raises awareness of opportunities for girls in STEM through Waiz’s solo-flight around the world.

‘What we’re doing is talking about the global flight that will kick off next year in May, and we’re inspiring young girls that they can do whatever they want in STEM and aviation,” said Waiz. “The world is their blank canvas. They can paint their future for themselves.’

Waiz will be among the first women to complete a solo-flight around the world. Born in an Afghani refugee camp, she is also the first certified civilian pilot from Afghanistan. While in flight school, she started an organization promoting girls in STEM that eventually became Dream Soar.

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