Jr.Tech, Inc. Partners with Sponsors National Grid, Waters Corporation, Raytheon, Boston Society of Information Management, and Biogen to Deliver Girls STEM Summit – Statewide 2017
Expanding Girls’ STEM Horizons and Closing the Gender Gap in the STEM Workforce
March 1, 2017
For Immediate Release
High school girls are craving more connection with STEM minded peers and seeking knowledge about STEM career paths. Girls STEM Summit reinforces and enhances girls’ passion for STEM. We believe in exposure — exposure to career path ideas, exposure to hands-on learning experiences, exposure to female role models, and exposure to the personal benefits of earning a STEM degree.
What is Girls STEM Summit?
- A full day STEM Summit for 8th–12th grade girls
- For girls interested in pursuing STEM career paths
- Features female STEM professionals and educators
- Highlights emerging and existing STEM careers
- Explores post secondary STEM education
Girl STEM Summit Goals:
- Inspire girls to pursue STEM fields
- Help girls make High School curricula choices consistent with their post-secondary goals
- Enlighten girls about emerging STEM fields
- Prepare girls for STEM college and career choices
- Close the gender gap with mentoring more girls to enter STEM fields.
Sunday, April 2, 2017
Regis College, Weston, MA
7:45am – 4:15pm
Jr.Tech, Inc., a Massachusetts-based non-profit educational organization supporting science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programming is hosting this event. Phyllis Russell, Jr.Tech’s President shares, “It is clear that high school girls are seeking an opportunity for career exploration and the Girls STEM Summit model meets this need in a way that is both fun and informative. We’re thankful to our sponsors and facility host partner Regis College for sharing our mission of inspiring the future generation of female STEM professionals.
Phyllis Russell: 774.994.2097