The Homewood Science Center is accepting applications from girls in seventh through 12th grades for its second Girls STEAM Ahead program on Feb. 24. This free event will bring girls interested in careers in science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) the opportunity to meet with professional women and to show off their own inventions and creations. The registration deadline is Feb. 12. The online application is available at homewoodsciencecenter.org. The program at Idlewild Country Club in Flossmoor will open at 11 a.m. with a time to meet and mingle, giving girls the opportunity to pair . . .