Enrollment Now Open for the Massachusetts
Expanding Girls’ STEM Horizons and Closing the Gender and Diversity Gap in the STEM Workforce
September 30, 2019
For Immediate Release
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Enrollment is now open for families or school groups to register girls in grades 8–12 for the Massachusetts Girls STEM Summit-Statewide 2020 hosted by Jr.Tech, Inc.
When: Sunday, April 5, 2020
Where: Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA
Time: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cost: $70 per student (includes activities, continental breakfast, lunch, and give-away.)
Who: 8th–12th grade girls interested in STEM career paths
Other: Families may buy individual seats or block seats are available for school groups.
Host: Jr.Tech, Inc.
Jr.Tech, Inc. will host Girls STEM Summit, the premier Massachusetts statewide summit for girls in grades 8–12 who are interested in pursuing STEM degrees and exploring STEM career choices.
The key goals of the Massachusetts Girls STEM Summit– Statewide are to educate young women in grades 8-12 on various STEM career paths through hands-on breakout sessions, to encourage students to continue studying these disciplines throughout high school in order to prepare for college degree programs, to inspire through interaction with female professional role models working in STEM fields, to demonstrate that a STEM career is attainable, to impact decision-making at a critical period, and to close the gender gap in the STEM workforce.
Phyllis Russell, President of Jr.Tech, Inc., states “We’re thrilled to have Wentworth Institute of Technology as the official Facility Host Partner for the Summit. We’re honored to have support from our Lead Sponsor, the Akamai Foundation, and Major Sponsors including National Grid, Waters Corporation, and SIM Boston. All of our sponsors share our goals to inspire more women to enter STEM degree programs and closing the gender gap in STEM. More than 50% of the US labor force is made up of women. By inspiring and encouraging more girls that STEM career paths are attainable, we will ultimately aid in building a long-term skilled US labor force.”
A Wentworth spokesman said the university looks forward to hosting the summit and shares Jr. Tech’s goals to inspire more women to enter STEM degree programs and close the gender gap in those disciplines. “One of the university’s top priorities is to enroll young women and give them all the support and encouragement they need to pursue careers in those fields.” Wentworth Institute of Technology’s core purpose is to empower, inspire, and innovate through experiential learning.
Jr.Tech, Inc., is a Massachusetts-based 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization celebrating 14 years of supporting science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. Jr.Tech delivers year-round coeducational STEM programs and the annual Girls STEM Summit-Statewide.
For additional information and to register students for the Summit, please visit juniortech.org/2020-girls-stem-summit-statewide/