GIRLS IN STEM: Construction Careers Academy

The NISD magnet school fosters a love of construction sciences in female students

Sarah Spivey takes us to Construction Careers Academy, where they are educating female students about the construction sciences.
Sarah Spivey takes us to Construction Careers Academy, where they are educating female students about the construction sciences.

SAN ANTONIO – February 11 marks International Day of Women and Girls in Science. It’s a day to celebrate women involved in STEM, and a day to encourage girls to think science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

One area where women are underrepresented is the construction sciences. But at Construction Careers Academy, educators like Krista Ackles are passionate about teaching female students like Edith Estrada-Contreras about construction.

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About the Author:

Sarah Spivey is a San Antonio native who grew up watching KSAT long before she began to think about a career in television.