Enrollment Now Open for the Massachusetts
Expanding Students’ STEM Horizons and Closing the Gender and Diversity Gap in the STEM Workforce
February 10, 2022
For Immediate Release
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Enrollment is now open for families or school groups to register students in grades 8–12 for the Massachusetts Girls STEM Summit-Statewide 2022 hosted by Jr.Tech, Inc.
When: Sunday, October 23, 2022
Where: Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA
Time: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Who: 8th–12th grade participants interested in STEM career paths
Hosted by: Jr.Tech, Inc.
Pricing: $70 per participant (includes activities, continental breakfast, lunch, and give-away.) Families, private groups, or schools may buy individual seats or block seats.
Jr.Tech, Inc. will host Girls STEM Summit, the premier Massachusetts statewide summit for students in grades 8–12 who are interested in pursuing STEM degrees and exploring STEM career choices. Since 2011, Jr.Tech has hosted twelve in-person and two virtual Summits, creating the premier Massachusetts STEM event. The Summit serves participants interested in pursuing STEM degrees and exploring STEM career choices.
The key goals of the Massachusetts Girls STEM Summit-Statewide are to:
- educate participants in grades 8–12 on various STEM career paths through hands-on breakout sessions.
- encourage students to continue studying these disciplines throughout high school in order to prepare for college degree programs.
- inspire through interaction with female professional role models working in STEM fields.
- demonstrate that a STEM career is attainable.
- impact decision-making at a critical period.
- close the gender gap in the STEM workforce.
Phyllis Russell, President of Jr.Tech, Inc., states “We’re honored to have support from our Major Sponsor National Grid who shares our goal to inspire more students to enter STEM degree programs and close the gender gap in STEM. Thank you to Wentworth Institute of Technology for offering us the use of their facility space.”
Jr.Tech, Inc., is a Massachusetts-based 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization celebrating 17 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.
We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, disability, religion, national origin or sexual orientation.
*Open to all persons who identify as female, non-binary, or other gender identity or expression.
For additional information and to register students for the Summit, please visit juniortech.org/girls-stem-summit-statewide-2022/