HONOLULU - If you think you have a daughter who's interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, you might want to encourage her to attend a STEM career fair for girls.

The day-long career conference is called "Tech Savvy" and it's for girls in the sixth to ninth grades and their parents. The Honolulu chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) says it is holding the fair to address the shortage of women in STEM careers. 

"Women are extremely underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers," says the AAUW Honolulu website, citing implications for the national security and industrial competiveness of the United States.

The career fair exposes girls to STEM careers through a variety of hands-on exercises, teaches critical thinking skills, and connects students with college representatives. It's on April 21, 2018, from 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at Hawaii Pacific University's Windward Hawaii Loa Campus. Register at https://honolulu-hi.aauw.net/what-we-do-3/tech-savvy/.