Girls STEM Summit–Statewide 2019 Expands Girls’ STEM Horizons and Closes the Gender Gap in the STEM Workforce


September 25, 2018
For Immediate Release
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Announcing Girls STEM Summit-Statewide 2019 hosted by Jr.Tech with Facility Host Partner Wentworth Institute of Technology (WIT). Enrollment is open for parents or school groups to sign up girls in grades 8–12.

When: Sunday, March 31, 2019
Where: Hosted by Jr.Tech, Inc. at Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA
Time: 8:00 am–4:00 pm
Cost: $67 per student (includes activities, continental breakfast, lunch, and give-away)
Who: 8th–12th grade girls interested in STEM!
Other: Parents may buy individual seat or block seats available for school groups
Organized by: Jr.Tech, Inc.
Facility Host Partner: Wentworth Institute of Technology

Jr.Tech 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 Girls STEM Summit–Statewide are to educate young women in grades 8–12 on various STEM career paths through hands-on breakouts, 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, states “We’re thrilled to have Wentworth Institute of Technology as the official Facility Host Partner for the 2019 Girls STEM Summit–Statewide event. They share Jr.Tech’s 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.”

“One of Wentworth’s top priorities is to enroll young women at the university and give them all the support and encouragement they need to pursue careers in the STEM fields,” said Wentworth President Zorica Pantić.

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 corporation celebrating 12 years of supporting science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. Jr.Tech delivers year-round coed STEM programs and the annual Girls STEM Summit-Statewide.

For additional information and to register students for the Summit, please visit http://juniortech.org/2019-girls-stem-summit-statewide/

Contacts:
Phyllis Russell: 774.994.2097   phyllis@juniortech.org
Rachel Arno: 401.578.5761   rachel@juniortech.org

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