HAYWARD -- The city is hosting a free teach-in on preparing girls for careers in technology and science.

The second annual Hayward Honors Women Teach-in is planned for Feb. 28, and will feature three speakers.

Stephanie Couch is executive director of Cal State East Bay's Institute for STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Education.

Maria Nieto is a biological sciences professor at Cal State, and Chindi Peavey is district manager for the Alameda County Mosquito Abatement District.

The program is part of Women's History Month, whose theme this year is Women Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

The teach-in begins with a reception at 5 p.m., followed by the program, at Hayward City Hall, 777 B St.



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