Sponsors of Girls STEM Summit-Statewide 2020 are committed to inspiring more girls to enter STEM degrees and careers.

January 9, 2020
For Immediate Release
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Jr.Tech, Inc. will host Girls STEM Summit-Statewide, the premier Massachusetts statewide summit for high school girls in grades 8–12 who are interested in pursuing STEM degrees and exploring STEM career choices. Girls STEM Summit-Statewide aims to close the gender and diversity gap in STEM.

Phyllis Russell, President of Jr.Tech states: “Through the generous funds provided by our Major Sponsors, we’re able to inspire the next generation of female STEM professionals and focus on closing the gender gap in STEM.”

 The Lead Sponsor for Girls STEM Summit-Statewide 2020 is Akamai Foundation

The Major Sponsors for Girls STEM Summit-Statewide 2020 include: National Grid, Waters Corporation, and the Boston chapter of Society of Information Management (SIM Boston).

Nearly 50% of the current U.S. workforce are made up of women. Of the current people working in STEM fields, 28% are also women. While these female numbers are impressive, they can be higher. Our sponsors are providing tremendous support and encouragement to the future of leading STEM females. Our sponsors are helping young female students to network, exposing them to various STEM career pathways, and inspiring learning through hands-on, interactive workshops.

Girls STEM Summit-Statewide Date and Facts:
When: Sunday, April 5, 2020

Time: 8:00 am–4:00 pm
Who: 8th–12th grade girls interested in STEM
Organized by: Jr. Tech, Inc.
Facility Partner: Wentworth Institute of Technology
Event Web Page:  juniortech.org/2020-girls-stem-summit-statewide/

Jr.Tech, Inc., is a Massachusetts-based non-profit educational organization whose mission is to engage 4–12 grade students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education to encourage and broaden students’ skills and awareness of career paths in STEM fields.

Phyllis Russell: 774-994-2097 phyllis@juniortech.org 
Rachel Arno: 401-578-5761 rachel@juniortech.org 







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