Manchester STEM Goes Red, Eastern Kentucky High School Girls Explore STEM Education, Careers

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Local high school girls from the Manchester area gathered at Eastern Kentucky University Manchester satellite campus on March 26 to learn more about what their future in STEM could look like with the help of faculty and students at EKU, women in the field and American Heart Association.

American Heart Association’s STEM Goes Redin Eastern Kentucky offers local students a chance to learn about opportunities in science, technology, engineerging and math while interacting with inspiring female experts and trailblazers

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EASTERN, Kentucky, March 27, 2023 — Although women fill close to half of all the jobs in the U.S. economy, they hold only 28% of jobs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). 

The American Heart Association, devoted to a world of healthier lives for all, brought STEM Goes Red to Eastern Kentucky to help address the significant gender gap and encourage young women’s interests in STEM-based degrees and career fields including health care.

Eastern Kentucky STEM Goes Red aims to prepare female students for the millions of science, technology, engineering, and math jobs available worldwide. The American Heart Association hosted its two STEM Goes Red events this past month at Eastern Kentucky University’s Richmond and Manchester campuses. Students had the opportunity to come together and experience the exciting world of STEM by participating in hands-on STEM activities like building their own robot, heard from women in the industry, and were given the opportunity to learn CPR for adults and infants.
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Students who participated in the events were able to get hands-on experience with STEM-related activities

“We believe in building a brighter future by empowering our youth, especially young women, to pursue STEM-focused careers,” says Community Impact Director Mike Turner. “STEM Goes Red is not just about inspiring students, it's about arming them with the tools and resources they need to make a real difference in their communities. By bridging the gap in STEM-focuses careers and addressing diversity issues head-on, we're not only shaping future innovators but also creating a healthier and more equitable STEM field for future generations.”

The American Heart Association’s STEM Goes Red is an extension of its long-standing Go Red for Women® movement, which is the platform for women to come together against their No. 1 killer, raise awareness for heart disease and stroke, fund lifesaving research, advocate for change and improve the lives of all women everywhere. The STEM Goes Red initiative provides young women opportunities to come together and experience the exciting world of STEM, meet career mentors, network, and learn from established female executives who are paving the way for women in STEM careers.

Eastern Kentucky STEM Goes Red is sponsored locally by CHI Saint Joseph Health, Commonwealth Credit Union, Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital, Stantec, Novelis, Jackson Energy, NiSource, Columbia Gas and Eastern Kentucky University. For more information, visit


About Go Red for Women® 

The American Heart Association’s signature initiative, Go Red for Women®, is a comprehensive platform designed to increase women’s heart health awareness and serve as a catalyst for change to improve the lives of women globally. While the majority of cardiac events can be prevented, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in women, claiming the lives of 1 in 3 women. For 19 years, Go Red for Women has encouraged awareness. The movement harnesses the energy, passion and power of women to band together and collectively wipe out heart disease. It challenges them to know their risk for heart disease and take action to reduce their personal risk. It also gives them tools they need to lead a heart healthy life. The Go Red for Women movement is nationally sponsored by CVS Health, with additional support from national cause supporters. For more information, please visit or call 1-800-AHA-USA1 (242-8721). 

About the American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. We are dedicated to ensuring equitable health in all communities. Through collaboration with numerous organizations, and powered by millions of volunteers, we fund innovative research, advocate for the public’s health and share lifesaving resources. The Dallas-based organization has been a leading source of health information for nearly a century. Connect with us on heart.orgFacebookTwitter or by calling 1-800-AHA-USA1. 



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