Pictured: PPL Electric Utilities’ Amy Walker discusses the STEM Sisters program.
A new generation of talented female scientists, technicians and engineers is developing in Lancaster, and we’re proud that two PPL Electric Utilities employees are helping them grow.
Support Engineer Allyson Kilheffer and Reliability Supervisor Amy Walker are volunteers with STEM Sisters, a program of the North Museum of Nature and Science in Lancaster. Kilheffer and Walker are based in Harrisburg and support projects in the Harrisburg and Lancaster areas.
STEM Sisters is a fun, interactive, supportive way to spark young women’s interest in science, technology, engineering and math-related careers. STEM Sisters offers girls in grades 6-12 an opportunity to meet undergraduate and professional women in STEM fields and discover potential career paths.
The program’s meetups, special events, and collaborations with area organizations share a mission to encourage and empower young women.
“It’s not just a program. It’s a belief. It’s a value,” Walker says. “And it’s inspiring and motivating and encouraging and captivating. And it makes me want to do even more.”
Kilheffer and Walker, along with some of their young protégées, appear in a great video on STEM Sisters recently produced by the North Museum. Check it out:
For more information on the STEM Sisters program, click here.