Girls are getting into STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) at faster rates than ever before. To meet that need, Columbia State is holding a one-day STEM forum on Saturday, Oct. 22 for sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade girls. Designed to teach middle school girls about the different opportunities available to them in STEM-related careers, workshop stations will be spread around the Columbia State campus (NOT the Franklin campus). Stations include “Agriculture: Zoological Interaction,” “Human DNA Analysis,” “Lego Robot Programming,” “Chemistry Flame Tests,” “Magnetic Levitation,” “Make Your Own All-Natural Foundation, Blush, Eye Shadow” and lots more. The day begins at 8 a.m. and continues until 4 p.m. Now through Oct. 15, registration is $25. After that it goes up to $30 (if space is available). Cost of registration includes a T-shirt, lunch and prizes. To register your daughter, head to The Columbia campus is located at 1665 Hampshire Pike, Columbia. Have questions? Contact Penelope Kellman at or 931-540-2871, or Dr. Glenn Hudson at or 931-540-2703.